Man I want to like this......I really do. I like the layout and the effects and it's definitely different and quite striking. But, and it's a big but, although I have cut Meghan some slack lately, as it's become clear to me that when she's used in the right environment she does well......unfortunately this isn't one of them and her face becomes once again, quite unsettling.
This would be a remarkable cover with at least about 20 current modelling faces I can think of, replacing Meghan's. Oh well.
I concur. Im actually stupefied many people like this so much. Besides the "innovative concept" the actual model makes me uncomfortable. I get it she makes great fashion angles but, and Im bordering on no go territory here, for all I know this girl is the epitome of health, I really dont think this sends the right message.
I think this is one of the worst magazine covers I've ever seen, even more unflattering to its model (who I usually love) than Raquel's August cover last year.
There's a tightness in Meghan's face that makes it appear as though she's trying to not sneeze. The ripple effect looks last-minute, the text (particularly the caption) blends in with the image too much, and the blurriness of some of the image actually hurts my eyes.
I've absolutely loved the last three covers from VI, and this is such a mind-boggling drop in quality for me.
Kristen McMenamy by Tim Walker has got to be one of my favourite model/photographer duos ever. Looking forward to this editorial. And I'm pretty sure I'll be buying this issue. Stella Tennant, Paolo Roversi, Bruce Weber.. The content is amazing!