Back in September, British ELLE unveiled a bold new redesign and managed to continuously impress our forum members with both its covers and content — until recently. Last month, the publication opted for a Margot Robbie reprint and now the cover for April fails to hit the spot, too. Fresh from an over-Photoshopped American Vogue cover, Alicia Vikander was photographed by Norman Jean Roy for ELLE‘s latest, wearing Louis Vuitton (obvz) in the monochromatic and Western-inspired cover shot.
Since our forum members have never seen an Alicia Vikander cover they liked, it’s no surprise they aren’t feeling this one. “I give up! It’s pointless to hope for a remotely great shot of her on magazine covers. Even Norman Jean Roy of all people got it wrong. Yes, the styling is a bit much, but it’s her pose and expression which actually muck everything up here,” commented Benn98.