Fashion glossies are getting creative now that social distancing is the new norm and conventional photoshoots are no longer feasible. Ever since its inaugural issue back in 2017, Vogue Arabia has been breaking boundaries, like making Halima Aden the first hijab-wearing Vogue cover star or making bold political statements. For May 2020, the title asked Imaan Hammam, Constance Jablonski, Nora Attal and Eva Herzigova to photograph themselves during quarantine. The models actually put a lot of established photographers to shame with their images for the magazine’s latest installment.
“This is how you do a stay-at-home photoshoot! It looks professional and beautiful, it’s not another lazy, boring selfie in pajamas. Excellent work. Other magazines should take notice…” applauded aracic.
“Interesting how models can shoot and produce their own covers and make it look better than what we’ve seen from actual photographers. Imaan looks royal. Although I’m not sure they’re cover-worthy, they’re still a lot better than these annoying FaceTime photoshoots we’ve been seeing!” said Valentine27.
GivenchyAddict shared the same enthusiasm: “Imaan is absolutely fabulous. She did better than some photographers with or without the COVID-19 situation.”
“I really enjoy the simplicity of Nora’s cover, she looks gorgeous. Imaan’s cover is the best out of the four. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that it’s all her doing. AMAZING,” LustforFashion agreed.
“Now this is how you do a stay-at-home issue, still has to be fashion. Don’t show us people bathing their kittens or gardening in their pajamas. All four covers are stunning, well done Vogue Arabia. Fashion photographers better watch out!” exclaimed Urban Stylin.