Given the fact that we crowned Gigi Hadid the top cover model of 2018, we expected to see Gigi splashed across just about every September 2019 cover. But that hasn’t been the case. Gigi’s last notable presence down at the newsstand was Vogue Italia’s July 2019 issue. Finally, Gigi makes her September 2019 debut courtesy of Vogue Brazil. A year since her last stint on the Brazilian fashion bible, the current face of Moschino, Prada and Burberry goes before the lens of photographic duo Luigi & Iango, delivering a pair of dynamic covers. For the first cover (below), Gigi wears pieces from Chanel’s Fall 2019 collection picked by Pedro Sales. The top model channels her inner Morticia Addams while going topless on the second black-and-white cover (after the jump).
For the most part, our forum members approved. “No doubt, my new favorite Gigi cover of all time! And winner of September for me. Just perfect. Old-school close-up, nice layout, nice font, gorgeous face and beautiful long hair!” raved aracic.
“I absolutely love it, so classy and perfect for a September issue. Gigi and Luigi & Iango did such a good job here,” declared anadmm.
“Actually gorgeous, both work for me,” wrote Miss Dalloway.
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Also full of enthusiasm was kokurox: “The first cover is gorgeous, Gigi looks like a Final Fantasy character.”
“Love the first one! Reminds me of those 60s Vogue covers,” pointed out FashionMuseDior.
Not everyone was so elated with the outcome, though. “I sort of wanna like this, but is there something wrong with her makeup or is it just bad Photoshop? I think they wanted to sharpen her cheekbones,” voiced KissMiss.
“I see it as well. And while I will agree that the first cover is a charming throwback to the [Diana] Vreeland era, you’re right. The makeup/retouching make this look more like Morticia Addams…” said Benn98.
Blayne266 wasn’t exactly jumping for joy, either. “I do really like both covers and that sort of 60s/90s look, but I think there’s something off about her skin color, it’s very pale/gray-toned, which just makes it look cold.”
Take a peek at Gigi’s accompanying cover shoot and join the conversation here.