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Discussion in 'Magazines' started by vogue28, Jan 2, 2019.
From what I see, toning down Vanity Fair is not a very good idea... visually.
Change the masthead and we have a Hollywood Reporter.
I'm sorry, Laura Dern is a beautiful woman but this cover does her no justice. Face looks wonky, and the hair and makeup team couldn't even be bothered to match the styling with that glamorous dress. Also, they couldn't blend the image a bit more with the backdrop and masthead? It all looks so amateur complete with art direction.
I will applaud the unconventional photographer casting, the choice of Laura Dern when everyone will probably be after Nicole/Reese/Shailene, and that this cover is more closer to Carter's VF at least visually.
Happy for Laura, but VF under that EIC is trash. Oh 2018 please take Anna and her pets with u
REALLY? This is the best they can do? Its award season! Its VANIY FAIR. They can have pretty much ANYONE on that cover. They have teams who can create ICONIC images. And this... This is what we get?
Why would anyone pay $5 for this in a shop?
I kinda get the feeling the new editor has moved beyond that initial need to make their own mark, and is slowly - slowly - coming round to the idea that you need to bring the showbiz and the scandal if you want people to buy into Vanity Fair.
But it feels like the formula is still a long way from being right.
I feel like they’re trying to deconstruct the famous and iconic Vanity Fairs and reveal some kind of understated, ‘contemporary’ take on them when in actuality glamour without the actual glamour is just rather flat. They’ll deconstruct it to a point they’ll realise they’ll need to work to put it all back together into what once made the magazine something people looked forward to.
Laura Dern is an excellent choice for a cover, I’m thrilled she’s landed one, but this does her no justice and is sadly a waste of her.
Such an ugly cover. It’s a combination of bad elements. Nothing works.
My instinct is that this is going to do really well for their core demographic, but isn't going to bring in anybody new. It's a very polished, professional photo - almost political looking. I adore Laura Dern; she's a brilliant actress and she's also quite fearless with her fashion. I would have loved something more dramatic and glamourous leading into awards season, but I certainly applaud their choice of coverstar.
I actually love this cover. Finally someone deserving of a profile.
Might actually buy this one.
Laura Dern's Moment
Photographer: Julia Hetta
Stylist: Samira Nasr
Hair: Esther Langham
Manicure: Gina Edwards
Cast: Laura Dern
Vanity Fair Digital Magazine
The editorial images are more interesting than the cover. Dern would be much more interesting in a more experimental photoshoot that matched her body of work and intelligence.
The profile was great though.
The layout makes the image come off photoshopped. And that dress? Well she did appear in a lot of CK shows and seemed to be the house’s unofficial muse, but maybe I was naive enough to think that they wouldn’t pay for any cover again considering that Raf has left them.
The legendary Ms Laura Dern deserves better than this.
Given that a large part of the content is political in some form, I can't really review the articles, but I will say, in my UK copy, the inside back cover... is a Conde Nast ad for the travel supplement that comes with next month's Hollywood issue. It seems they couldn't sell the space.
This is as bad as her character in Twin Peaks 3.
This is the first time I've ever seen this - times must be hard when your premium titles (Vanity Fair and Tatler) are on sale as a multi-pack (newsstand.co.uk):
Considering the current cover of Tatler and the pitiful state of VF, can't say I'm shocked.
Sadder still is that I’m still not sure they’re worth that combined cover price.
Indeed, it looks like the cover was shot on a different background and someone decided it would be a great idea to make that background black. Clearly whoever had this brainwave should not be allowed to make such decisions in the future. This is a fail.