If the covers of Vogue Japan aren’t photographed by Luigi & Iango, we don’t want them. Giampaolo Sgura’s offering last month featuring Japanese models Miki Ehara and UTA went unnoticed, but thankfully L & I are back for Japanese Vogue‘s latest. Adding to the excitement is supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is making an appearance on the June 2019 cover after a five-year hiatus. A model of Naomi’s caliber doesn’t have to convey much and does just that while still commanding our attention in the minimalist cover shot, striking a pose wearing a Dolce & Gabbana LBD, styled by Patti Wilson.
But do we smell … Photoshop? Some sure did. “Holy Sims! They’ve really taken this back to 1999, not only with the styling. The retoucher deserves to be inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame — she does not look like this AT ALL,” scolded Benn98.
“I’m not sure what to think. Photoshopped? Are her ‘girls’ really that high? She looks so unnatural, like the body of a 13-year-old. And she lost her right arm!” pointed out an eagle-eyed dfl-001.
“Photoshopped to death, artificial, Sims-like and yet I love it,” defended dodencebt.
“Am I the only one not seeing the excessive Photoshop here?” asked orchidee. “Aside from a few wrinkles edited out, I feel like she more or less looks the same here as she does in recent live interviews and non-professional photographs.”
Blayne266 was quick to disagree with the majority, raving, “She’s just beyond, an out-of-this-world beauty! I love the simplicity of it, you can’t really go wrong with Naomi, let’s be honest!”
In agreement was Miss Dalloway: “Love it, it works. She is just so good in print, doesn’t even need to do much, she just exudes that X-factor so many models miss.”
A hit or miss of a cover for Vogue Japan?