There are certain models and actresses who can do no wrong on the covers of our favorite fashion glossies and Zoë Kravitz is one of them. Just look at Zoë’s covers of Teen Vogue, Allure, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar and British Vogue and you’ll understand why. So we aren’t at all surprised to see Nina Garcia welcome back the Saint Laurent brand ambassador to the cover of ELLE two years after her last appearance. Photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Andrew Mukamal, Zoë rocks a black minidress from Saint Laurent’s Spring 2020 collection in the cool cover shot.
Our forum members weren’t exactly thrilled with the outcome. “It could’ve been a really beautiful cover if her eyes had more energy and if her hair was sleeker,” critiqued mikel the moment the cover dropped.
“It should have been good, but it looks like her body has been scrawled out with black marker in order to censor it on the newsstand…” tigerrouge chimed in.
“Falls short, could have been great,” echoed an underwhelmed Miss Dalloway.
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GERGIN wasn’t impressed, either: “I really don’t like the backdrop.”
“A missed opportunity. Terrible. A waste of Zoë,” declared MON.
But not everyone was disappointed. “It lacks energy, but it’s a beautiful cover nonetheless. Zoë looks gorgeous and I love the neckline,” reasoned dodencebt.
“Love the way that dress fits on her and the angle looks great, although nothing new for U.S. ELLE,” added Benn98.
“I did loathe the hairstyle at first, thought it ruined the entire cover, but I can perhaps appreciate the laid-back hair when paired with the dramatic neckline of the Saint Laurent dress and the fact Zoë photographs so beautifully,” voiced vogue28.
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