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Discussion in 'Magazines' started by Scotty, Jul 31, 2018.
Yeah and probably the lighting, but it’s really unnecessary!
She looks like a drag queen.
This looks promising so far!
Love the cover, but have to agree that Rihanna is oversaturated right now. I'd be happier about this if she actually had new music to promote.
I love the colors of the cover.
Rihanna by Nick Knight evoking late aughts Galliano realness, how can I be mad at that.
Yes!!!! Totally late aughts Galliano realness!
It would have looked avant-garde a few years back. Here it just feels somewhat dated. It will be eye-catching on the newsstands for sure. I just don't get the obsession with her.
More like early-aughts Galliano with that japanese vibe going on no? Either way Nick Knight did much better work with Björk for AnOther a couple years ago, with this spread it doesn't feel like he set out to do something amazing and he really should have tried a bolder lighting/editing. In regards to the subject...it's fine, I like her (although not as much as Edward) but I've got to recognize that she's been looking quite tired as of late, the make-up doesn't suit her and she would have benefited from a different angle to give her feautures a bit more dimension. I don't feel like the cropping works either, it looks more like a beauty feature from VI.
It's pathetic to see Edward squealing like a little girl while chatting with Rihanna, that's exactly how I pictured that Vogue Italia person in regards to the Madonna shoot he just ran. Fashion editors and Editors-in-chief cannot act like hormone-crazed fangirls, it reflects poorly on the magazine.
I was expecting Meisel!!! WTF Hope to see him doing next month's VI.
terrible cover, i hate Edward era
+1. I hate to say this on the tfs forums because both Rihanna and Beyonce have more detractors than supporters here (I don't care about either to be honest). That and the fact that posters think talking about a black photographer landing a Vogue cover is akin to racism (what pathetic nonsense) on top of the other racist posts you find on this forum daily (so Benn, that SFLC or whatever that posters name and others who agree with their sentiments can stop reading now).
But. I am so damn sick and tired of both Rihanna and Beyonce on these Vogue covers. And I know you criticized Edward but at least he put Gugu on the cover this year and she has less than a million IG followers and no Oscars wins/noms to her name which is much more than anything Anna has ever done for any black actress.
But yes, Vogue editors (particularly Anna because she's so powerful blah blah blah) and their obsession over these two to the detriment of highlighting and showcasing other potential black cover subjects (models, singers, actresses) other than their pet tokens (Lupita, Serena, etc.) is embarrassing in 2018. But seeing the posts in this forum demonstrates exactly why we don't get more diverse cover subjects on Vogue covers.
Epic!! A round of kudos to everyone involved!
Edward don’t have balls to put Alek Wek photographed by Meisel
Love it! Perfect way to September
You're completely misguided if you think someone passing criticism on a poc subject is racist, I'm assuming that is where you're coming from? Pricely that is the reason why tokenism is so rife. Because too many of us are absolutely fine with Rihanna continuously recycled across various magazines as the go-to black girl, and the moment someone doesn't agree with it, they're haters, or in your case, racist? Same applies to the hyped 'model of the season' type who generally book a handful of campaigns. I happen to have liked Angela Bassett's stunning shoot for The Edit recently which didn't even garner any feedback beyond mine. And yes, I know this may come across as 'I'm not racist, I have xyz friends', but the point I'm trying to make is that it's not that simple for you to willy nilly label others as racists, is it? Because on which grounds are you actually saying that?
Furthermore, I find it odd that everytime you post in this section of the forum it's always only to point out the shortcomings of others, which you're entitled to, of course. But where is your opinion on the content reflected? Maybe take a break from the cherry-picking and join in on the swooning of Grace Bol for Vogue Germany, for once. There's still a lot of good in print, and when it does happen, I've found that many on here, including myself, do acknowledge that.
Dior HC SS 07, HC FW '08 and RTW FW '09 came to mind when I saw this. I wouldn't make a comparison with early aughts Galliano simply because that era was very inspired.. this is more in tune with his 2007-2010 period, if you ask me. It is fine, probably because it evokes past feelings - just like Galliano's Dior at that time.
I love Rihanna, she always turns it out in her shoots. I wasn't a massive fan of this when I first saw it, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. It is such a huge pleasure to have Nick Knight back shooting a cover for Vogue, this magazine should make more of him.
This is going to look stunning in print, although I dread to think what they'll send me as a subscriber...which reminds me: I should run out and but the beautiful newsstand Oprah cover before it's too late.
I'm looking forward to seeing more from this and I hope the rest of the issue is good - I've been excited to see what Edward does with a September issue. The video preview has me a little bit nervous that it's just going to be more of the same as usual, but hopefully the final results are great.
I find your post extremely confusing. I cannot stand Rihanna and Beyonce, i think they are tacky af and their music is ****. But worst than that i think their “brand” of feminism is extremely damaging and i frankly resent them for it. Their blackness is nothing to me, it’s not detrimental to them and it does not give them a free pass, they are just individuals i do not want to see in any cover.
I have to say, i do have a problem with the patronising speech that seems to have attached itself with inclusiveness these days, as a woman i find it demeaning, so you will certainly never will see me judge the quality of something trhrough the prism of “disadvantage”.