Vogue Paris April 2009 : Scarlett Johansson by Mario Sorrenti
CNN's Revealed joined Roitfeld and five members of her team as they gathered round a glass table to choose the cover of the April edition of French Vogue.
It doesn't happen often -- usually the cover is a fait accompli -- but this time U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson has confused the issue by unexpectedly dying her hair.
"This cover, it was very difficult," Carine explains, "because we want people to recognize Scarlett and then she changed her hair color."
Three mock-ups lie on the table; different fonts, colors and wording cover Johansson's lascivious poses. It's clear which one Carine prefers and, rather predictably, it's her choice that will hit news stands this week.
"I think this is a Vogue image and I want to stick to being Vogue," she says of her decision. "The cover is like the publicity for your magazine. It's very important. We need the more appealing one, the more visible one."
I like the hot pink, but not the pose. It's too predictable. "Scarlett as ravenous godess woman". We get it - she has boobs. Can we please move on? I'm sick of girls who being portrayed as "curvy" and "womanly" based on this alone. I personally find Scarlett more striking when they take her out of this context. bleurgh.
Hmm, the pink looks pleasant and spring like
Personally, the pose in the cover third from the right on the table looks best. But if the fourth is a standing one, I love covers with plenty of negative space.