Vogue China September 2018 : Zhou Xun by Paolo Roversi

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  1. zzzyao76

    zzzyao76 Well-Known Member

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  2. MDNA

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    Keep it. :meow:
     
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    A more dynamic pose would’ve worked better. This is just dull!
     
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    No thanks. Life’s better without it.

    Although, is this the first September issue of Vogue China (in a long time) that featured a solo star?

    Since 2010, they had either multi covers with different women, or a group photo.

    How tragic if this were the only cover.

    Unless your aesthetic is like Vogue Italia’s or that of Ukraine & Portugal, keep Roversi out of your covers.
     
  5. Benn98

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    Where's Roversi's trademark grey backdrop? And why a full length shot with such a dull pose? There's something very kitschy about the look, it will appeal to most of the much older Vogue China readers.
    It's actually somewhat odd to see Zhou Xun (her voice makes me go :wub:), because just a week or so ago it was announced that she's filing for divorce. Can't say I'm shocked, her and Archie did get married on a stage in front of thousands of people. It was the most bizarre thing I've ever seen.



    Then there was the couple H&M campaigns, most Chinese celebrities really take PR relationships to a completely different level. And she's actually an above average actress.
     
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    Seriously! This is a definition of giving up. Why doesn’t Angelica just leave?! In shock that she would publish this for Sept!! No wonder print is dying, Jesus!!!
     
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  7. MDNA

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    She will not, in a statement released last week, Condé Nast China asserted that she will continue to lead the magazine in the long term by quoting Jonathan Newhouse.
     
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  8. Benn98

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    So it seems CN execs are spending more time putting gossip fires out than anything else! :lol:
     
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    :rofl: How has CN become such a mess in just over half a year of Si’s passing? Somwhere suits at Hearst are chuckling.

    Thanks for the info MDNA.
     
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    Looks like a Getty Images red carpet shot... sad and boring
     
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    Photographer: Paolo Roversi
    Stylist: Elisa Zaccanti
    Celebrity: Zhou Xun

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  12. Benn98

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    While there's a lot wrong with this shoot (the beige backdrop, hair styling, etc etc), it still had potential. Pull an Anna Wintour and demand Roversi to hand over the entire film! Lol. I'm sure he had a variation of shot #3, with her making direct eye contact. That would've been perfect for the cover.
     
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    I liked the cover somehow. The austerity is appealing somehow, but I wish the used a red background instated, it would be more fair to a edition like september.

    The ed in the other hand is tragic and boring.
     
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    Hmmm. It puts me in mind of a series of selfies you do when you're trying on different outfits in an effort to make yourself excited about attending some obligatory event.

    I remember when I used to adore this title.
     
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    344P

    L’OISEAU RARE — 8P
    Photographer: Paolo Roversi
    Stylist: Elisa Zaccanti
    Celebrity: Zhou Xun
    Hair: James Pecis
    Makeup: Petros Petrohilos
    Manicure: Typhaine Kersual

    THE LIFE TERRESTRIAL — 16P
    Photographer: Emma Summerton
    Stylist: Daniela Paudice
    Models: Ruth Bell & Minne Wastie
    Hair: Luke Chamberlain
    Makeup: Benjamin Puckey
    Manicure: Eri Handa

    THE CLASH — 12P
    Photographer: Collier Schorr
    Stylist: Julia Sarr-Jamois
    Model: Sara Grace
    Hair: Holli Smith
    Makeup: Hiromi Ueda
    Manicure: Beatrice Eni

    POWERFUL WOMEN — 10P
    ONE FOR ALL — 1P
    Photographer: Li Xiao Liang
    Stylist: Michelle Zhao
    Models: Cao Ziwei & Liu Chunjie
    Hair: Gao Peng
    Makeup: Wang Qian
    Manicure: Lily

    REPAIR YOUR SKIN BARRIER — 2P
    Photographer: Zhou Yu Bo
    Stylist: Michelle Zhao
    Model: Xu Xiao Qian
    Hair: Charlie
    Makeup: Wang Qian
    Manicure: Lily

    +2 edits reprinted from US Vogue August 2018

    BREAKING GROUND — 10P
    Photographer: Ryan McGinley
    Stylist: Jorden Bickham
    Models/Celebrities: Okay Kaya, Grace Hartzel, Imaan Hammam, Zsela, Jade Bird, Arlissa & Julia Cumming
    Hair: Tamara McNaughton
    Make-Up: Francelle

    SAOIRSE RISING — 7P
    Photographer: Jamie Hawkesworth
    Stylist: Camilla Nickerson
    Celebrity: Saoirse Ronan
    Hair: Damien Boissinot
    Make-Up: Dick Page
     
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    This is dull and cold, basically dead.
     
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    The review sounds terribly underwhelming, then you add those two US Vogue edits to the mix and you sort of know what to expect.
     
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    Thanks for posting the bts shots, MDNA! Didn't know Angelica shadows her shoots, probably just the important ones. The dress looks even worse on Zhou Xun in the candid.
     
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    This issue really is as much DOA as the cover suggests. Following MDNA's specs:

    Breaking Ground by Ryan McGinley
    Ryan on lethargic autopilot. Models lounging around pastoral spring splendour. It’s clear this was a spring shoot with flowers in full bloom— so weird it’s relegated to a September issue. When H&M campaigns are more expensive-looking and richly-drenched in mood than a Vogue shoot, you know you need to try a little harder.

    L’oiseau Rare by Paolo Roversi
    I always did like her, especially in The Banquet. Here, Zhou Xun is portraying the role of a beige painted wall, as you can see in MDNA's post. ZZZzzzzzz.

    The Life Terrestrial by Emma Summerton
    Emma beating Ryan and doing a better version of Willy’s Calvin Klein A/W/18 campaign, among a cornfield. The wardrobe is mostly Calvin, with the prerequisite Prada, of course. And Despite such horrendous designs, Emma makes it all work with her dramatic and sharply graphic compositions without veering into cartoony terrain like Willy’s CK campaign. Kind of a discount version of any given shoot by Meisel featuring a cornfield.

    The Clash by Collier Schorr
    Sarah Grace doing her best to capture that Collier monotone, while struggling to carry off Marc’s titanic-shoulders collection— if it were worn by the mousey teen daughter and not the Dynasty-mum. There’s no energy, no life, and dull lighting— in other word, typical Collier.

    Just 3 measly fashion stories, with Emma’s being the only one that registers anywhere near living. It’s odd how VC has completely bought into the whole oversized, overlayered and overstuffed trend and still come up dull rather than camp, kitsch and cartoony. And the whole presentation, everything from the features to the fashion stories, are presented so austere, so clinical and so serious— as if professional women are going o dress like this. Angelica needs to lighten up and conjure some energy if she’s going to go with the infantile and baglady flow. Nice graphic design— but it's all so serious and wrong for the juvenile bag lady fashions. The cluelessness of VC is such a potent example of why print is dying.
     

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