Models are unfortunately rare sights on mainstream American fashion titles nowadays. So it’s an all-out celebration whenever a model appears on the cover of Vogue. For April 2020, we’re treated to not just one but a whole host of beauties for Vogue‘s inaugural “Beauty Without Borders” issue. Anna Wintour selected the globe’s finest, including Ugbad Abdi, Adut Akech and Kaia Gerber who pose together in the regular newsstand cover (below), while Jill Kortleve, Paloma Elsesser, Liu Wen and others star in a selection of digital alternatives (after the jump) all photographed by Tyler Mitchell.
How did Vogue‘s latest fare on our forums? “A great concept and models ruined by god-awful photography and styling. He really failed to bring out the personality in these women. There is no charisma or charm on that cover. They look like a bunch of bored soccer moms. The denim vest is vile!” disapproved GivenchyHomme.
“For me, this is yet another in a series of missteps. You had the Cardi B cover, the Billie Eilish multi-covers and now this. Styling is atrocious, photography is terrible and the casting is so jumbled,” wrote Benn98.
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“They’ve dropped the ball. They have been doing well since October cover-wise. I blame the styling, it feels sad, heavy and dated,” added lightblue.
“Why is Tyler Mitchell a thing? His photography is so pedestrian and amateurish,” ranted an unimpressed liv4beauty.
Phuel felt the same way: “It’s Tyler. It’s 2020. What were you expecting? Set your expectations low, low, low. Frankly, it’s all predictably decent, consumer-friendly mediocrity. Nothing to get mad nor excited about.”
“The models seem very stern/serious/cold/sad in their expressions on each cover. Smiles aren’t necessary, but there doesn’t seem to be any warmth or allure,” dmcoram pointed out.
Dare to disagree? See more from Vogue‘s April 2020 issue and join the debate here.