The celebration of Vogue Germany’s 40th anniversary has been in full swing since January with the magazine opting to mark the occasion with each and every issue this year. But the majority of the magazine’s offerings have failed to hit the spot for our forum members. For August 2019, the title went with a semiclad Victoria Beckham. The three-time German Vogue cover star went before the lens of photographer Chris Colls in a coat from her own Fall 2019 collection pulled by Christiane Arp.
Our forum members were divided. “This had so much potential. The background. The concept. Why did they have to choose such an unflattering shot AND that awful font?” questioned MON.
“Not for me at all. It’s not so much the clinical vibe of the cover, but the excessive retouching which puts me off,” said Benn98.
“I love me some Victoria Beckham, but doesn’t her head look disproportionately large compared to her body in this shot? That, and the baby back, is all I can see,” noted a far from impressed dodencebt.
“That cover is awful, her face looks swollen!” proclaimed dfl-001.
KissMiss wasn’t feeling it, either. “This woman literally exudes no emotion. She looks permanently frozen, almost too conscious of herself and incapable of relaxing.”
Also majorly underwhelmed was HeatherAnne. “Have no idea why people are interested in her, she’s the definition of boring.”
But not everyone was so quick to bash the cover. “Never mind seeing Victoria Beckham on the cover of Vogue…but nothing seems to beat British Vogue from April 2008 by Nick Knight for me. Atrocious fonts aside, I do like the actual cover image here and can appreciate how clean and sleek everything looks,” reasoned vogue28.
Miss Dalloway was in the same frame of mind: “Beautiful, love her face here. With VB you don’t have much space for options, but I don’t think I have ever seen a cover with her from this angle. Well done team Vogue Germany.”