It’s hard to believe that Abbey Lee Kershaw’s last Vogue cover appearance was back in 2015. So we are thrilled to see the Aussie beauty grace Vogue Russia’s latest. We’ve been treated to a strong selection of covers from Russian Vogue over recent months, from Cara Taylor to Imaan Hammam to Kendall Jenner to Grace Elizabeth. For November 2019, Abbey is captured on the streets of New York City wearing head-to-toe Saint Laurent courtesy of Paul Cavaco in the stark and striking shot by Chris Colls.
The majority of our forum members fell head over heels. “Russian Vogue just keeps getting better,” applauded phungnam96.
“Damn, that’s a great use of a Saint Laurent outfit!” praised dodencebt.
“Abbey Lee serving it as always,” raved jorgepalomo.
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“More often than not, I loathe full-length cover images with the subject not looking out toward the reader, but I was immediately a fan of this. It’s different, has a narrative and I do love how the dramatic styling is complemented by Colls’ black and white photography,” voiced vogue28.
But not everyone was into it. “It’s a beautiful shot. But does it work for a cover? Maybe with a stronger layout,” wrote mikel.
Mercury6181 felt the same way: “I like the image a lot, but it’s not the best for a cover shot!”
“I’m beginning to grow a bit tired of the way Colls does his black and white shots. And anyway, this one looks like a preview cover or an ad,” declared Benn98.
Do you side with the majority? Check out some previews of the cover story and join the conversation here.