I thought I’d get this out of the way now, because the hellish month of fashion weeks is about to begin, and we will all be bogged down in catwalk shows and industry gossip. So here’s part one of my critiques of the 2012 September issue covers, part two will follow tomorrow.
Kel Markey and Herieth Paul on the cover of i-D. It is colourful, fun, and not your typical overdone September cover.
Lady Gaga on the cover of US Vogue. If it were any other magazine, I’d loathe this because she is so predictable. But since this is Vogue, and their usual September covers feature overly photoshopped, bland, lame actresses, Lady Gaga was a refreshing choice.
Karlie Kloss for Vogue Nippon. Sure, this isn’t groundbreaking, but she looks good and so does that chainmail-esque outfit.
Daria Werbowy on the cover of Vogue Paris. She looks beautiful. But (and this is a BIG but) this issue supposed to be the first of a redesigned Vogue Paris, yet it looks identical to what they’ve been doing for years. For a supposedly landmark issue, this looks stale.
Carolyn Murphy for Vogue Italia. It’s Vogue Italia, of course it is going to look good.
Karlie Kloss for British Vogue. The outfit is pretty scary, but at least this is colourful and fun.
Lara Stone on the cover of Korean Vogue. She looks miserable, pissed off, and fat.
Katy Perry on the cover of Elle. Now that Jennifer Aniston is getting married, Katy Perry is the new Jennifer Aniston. Except with really horrible hair.
Gwyneth Paltrow for Elle Canada. I don’t think it would have been possible to choose a more boring photo of Gwyneth, or a more nondescript outfit.
Victoria Beckham on the cover of Glamour. She is in the bath. I can’t think of anyone I’d less like to see naked, or even photographed with the mere suggestion of nudity. GROSS.
Nina Dobrev on the cover of FASHION. A vampire actress, wearing a hideous suit. No thanks.
Cindy Crawford on the cover of Tatler. Don’t get me wrong, I love Cindy, but this is not her at her best.
Gwen Stefani on the cover of Harpers. This could have been cool, but Terry Richardson’s style of photo, and the garish pink outfit, makes this look a bit too plastic and cheap.