After years of serving up the same old faces on the cover of Vogue, Anna Wintour is turning over a new leaf. After all, now four out of six cover stars this year have never graced the American publication before, including Dua Lipa. Now a five-time Vogue cover star, the singer makes her debut on the American fashion bible fronting the double June/July 2022 edition. With Tyler Mitchell behind the lens and Jorden Bickham on styling duties, the muse of Donatella Versace works an embroidered metallic mesh dress teamed with a tank top and silk shorts from Prada’s Fall 2022 collection in the nonchalant cover image.
Members of our forums won’t be making a mad dash down to newsstands, though. “This is so drab. Where’s the glamour, where’s the fun, the excitement? They could’ve played so much with her,” declared Marc10.
“Yikes! That’s one weak, dull and depressing cover. The coloring is atrocious for an issue which will sit on the shelves most of the summer and the styling is abysmal as is the beauty styling and Tyler Mitchell’s extremely bland photography,” voiced vogue28.
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“Zero energy, the styling is beyond awful,” echoed KINGofVERSAILLES.
“Tyler Mitchell drains the life out of his subjects — even the most vibrant personalities,” Gary89 pointed out.
“Imagine Dua Lipa styled in Versace shot by Mario Testino. God, this is such a depressing state of affairs,” complained marsnoop2.
Meanwhile, helmutnotdead described the end result as “painfully ugly,” but do you agree?
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