If you’re a firm favorite of Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt, you’ll know it. We don’t suspect for a second that Rianne van Rompaey is oblivious to the fact she’s a new fave of Alt’s, as she is welcomed back onto the cover of Vogue Paris for the second time within three months. Fresh from the March 2019 cover (and the latest cover of Vogue Italia), the Dutch beauty’s reappearance is getting us ready for the summer months ahead in the sultry cover shot, captured on location in the Caribbean by Mikael Jansson and styled by Alt herself, wearing a Miu Miu cable-knit sweater, straw hat and socks (albeit without any bottoms).
People either loved or loathed the outcome. “Too much Rianne in VP. I am full. No thanks,” commented GivenchyAddict the moment the cover struck.
“Rianne AGAIN? Give it a REST! No pants on the cover either and it feels very fall-ish. A miss,” wrote Scotty.
“Oh Alt, c’mon … you’re making it extremely hard for me to defend you at this point. We literally just had Rianne on the cover of the March issue! Not to mention this looks more suited to Vogue Netherlands,” critiqued an underwhelmed vogue28.
“Her facial expression made the photo strange and not sexy, Rianne is beautiful but she doesn’t have sex appeal and her naked doesn’t add nothing to the photo. I’m also not convinced of that hat with the braid and the fact being on the cover again in a short period of time. Bad choices, bad results!” declared an unforgiving DK92.
Although not everyone felt the same way. “Wow, Alt sure loves her but I think this works, I love it!” reasoned Miss Dalloway.
“Oh wow, that is gorgeous. All this brown and yet it looks tropical, cozy and lush,” raved dodencebt.
“Its an unconventional shot, but stayed true to what VP is under Alt. I like it. Love Rianne,” MON praised.
Ken Doll Jenner was full of praise, too, writing, “Love the shot. It has an authentic sense of nonchalance that today’s fashion is confusing with pedestrian-ness. I miss this kind of high-fashion sensuality that had its prevalence in the late 90s-early 00s.”
Hot or a total flop? Await more from the issue.