Magazines haven’t exactly went all out to celebrate the life and work of Karl Lagerfeld besides the odd article and magazine cover here and there. All eyes are on Vogue Germany this month as the mag pays tribute to the legendary designer with its July 2019 offering. The German fashion bible called upon photographer Peter Lindbergh and enlisted models Luna Bijl, Birgit Kos and Vittoria Ceretti for the occasion. Captured on location during a gloomy day in Deauville, the beach setting makes a stunning backdrop for the three melancholy covers.
For the most part, forum members were happy with the tribute. “Quite lovely covers and looks like a good tribute to Karl,” approved TaylorBinque.
“It’s unfortunate that it took Lagerfeld’s passing for Vogue Germany to produce something worthwhile and worthy of 40 years! All three covers are rather beautiful, love the cohesiveness, the cast, the Deauville setting — a very tasteful and fitting tribute to Lagerfeld’s work,” applauded vogue28.
“Perfect! Yes for all,” echoed libra.
Also full of praise was jorgepalomo: “Love them!”
Miss Dalloway, however, wasn’t so happy. “Ugh, so heavy, and depressing! I don’t like any of the covers.”
“The tones are depressing for a July issue. It lacks vitality. These covers would have suited September better,” said Valentine27.
“I like the images themselves, but as previously mentioned, they’re so heavy-looking for a month like July. The vibe is just a little too melancholy for my taste even though it is a tribute issue,” noted slayage.
HeatherAnne felt the same way, replying, “Agree, kind of drab for July. This does nothing for me though, the photography and styling are beyond pedestrian.”