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Discussion in 'Magazines' started by vogue28, Nov 29, 2018.
No matter how much I love Lindbergh's work, this cover is wrong in all the possible ways.
WHAT is that masthead + text. RUINS the cover!
Same here. I was going to say how much I missed Peter’s work lately but this is not very good at all. It doesn’t have that Lindbergh magic.
Die Scham!!! We now live in a world where tacky Schlager musicians can book the cover of Vogue!?! Stinks to high heaven. Christiane Arp would rather give Helene Fischer a cover over legitimate actresses like Nina Hoss, Barbara Sukowa, Johanna Wokalek? This is just such a random, shocking choice for her Vogue which styles itself so much on being exclusive, indie-ish and intellectual. She literally makes it so easy for Kerstin Schneider at Harper's Bazaar to succeed. Nevertheless, Helene's Insta fans are not mincing their words on how awful this looks.
As for the actual cover, Fischer looks haggard and it's a terribly unflattering shot fir an anniversary issue. Add to that the ugly font and art direction, and you have an equally awful start for Vogue Germany just like Vogue Japan. Lindbergh strikes again.
I don't like her expression and I don't like her eyebrows. The rest is ok.
No idea who she is, but this is just a very unappealing cover!!
Love Peter Lindbergh... but still the same and the same and the same, no surprise... This cover is like a flyer made by someone at home...
She's a Schlager/pop singer in Germany, arguably the biggest in the country. So of course she's got an immensely populist following and this will probably sell loads, but as you know it's very rare for Arp to cover native celebs. That she had to go with this her is just very surprising to me.
@sore and @June , your two cents please!
She's really big in Germany and I just heard she's in the Top 10 of the Forbes list of the world's highest paid women in music 2018, just right after Rihanna. Can't stand her anyway and I would never have thought that Vogue took an interest in her.
I just had to look up how old she is and found out she is 34 - always thought she was older than me, and I'm 39. Has to be the way she dresses and her makeup. It always makes her look like a conservative woman (even if she dresses sexy) who is not that young anymore but looks young and really good for her age. Not meaning to be ageist with what I just said, but I think this is part of her strategy and part of why she appeals to the masses - people of all ages love her. Oh, and the music she does couldn't be any simpler.
The more I look at the cover the more I think it's just an honest picture of the woman who is Helene Fischer. Without all the glitter and glamour that is around her most of the time. And I applaud Peter Lindberg for that. But I could have done without a Vogue cover with Helene Fischer very well...
I bet Claudia Schiffer, Nadja Auermann and Julia Stegner (Toni Garrn also maybe?) are booked for the covers somewhere in 2019, since it's the anniversary year.
Not liking this cover, but nice to see a German star on German Vogue, instead of a random American celeb.
WHAT HAPPENED TO PETER? This is the second horrible Vogue cover in such a short frame of time... mind you the photo itself is ok but the design is shocking...
Now there I would appreciate Peter's input. Maybe we could add Tatjana Patitz to that line-up...
Instead of putting an average singer on the cover to sell more issues, they should urgently work on quality and design. And first of all they should replace Arp.
Ok, that was obviously photoshopped, you can see a few erased lines (that or girls needs to ask her money back from the plastic surgeon). What the hell is wrong with Lindbergh and Roversi latelly? This is the THIRD time I see covers by them with clear signs of modern post production. They were bastions against photoshop, what the hell is this?!
Apparently she's got a 24 page edit, and with Linbergh being such a great photographer in Germany, same way Leibovitz is in America, there was a lot of gushing.
I find the bolded part too comical for words. She's basically saying that Peter looked into her soul (when he photographed her.)
For VF's Jan 2009 cover feature, the writer handed Tina Fey a box of cupcakes a few days before her shoot with Leibovitz. Tina started munching on the biggest one and told the writer she's not worried about gaining weight because.."Annie's going to photograph my soul, right?" Lol. The line ended up on the cover and is sort of immortalised as a parody of mainly Leibovitz's serious celebrity pictorials. So it's just somewhat comical to see Fischer say that in all seriousness.
I thought German Vogue is too edgy that they gonna get a Berghain DJ on the cover? *jk*
I'm really surprised by their cover choice, too. I have a hard time figuring out who they think their target group of readers is, because if I'm anywhere near it (which I should be), this is not going to work at all. (Even though, as you said, it will probably sell like crazy anyway.) I personally couldn't care less about Helene Fischer, I would never ever buy a magazine with her on the cover, and I'm not convinced many occasional VG readers will pick this up on newsstands either - but maybe Brigitte readers will. Helene Fischer is really the farthest possible away from what I thought they were trying to stand for: She has a horrible taste in fashion, her music is arguably well-made, but not sophisticated at all, her image is just as bland as a Schlager singer's image should be... there's nothing even remotely Vogue about her. This cover has desperation written all over for me.