“Do people/celebrities on a cover persuade you to purchase a magazine?” In my last class at fashion college I was asked to answer this question, the beauty of a simplistically gorgeous fashion shot on the cover of a magazine, the image on the cover definitely has that powerful impact to draw in the reader and consume them. “The best cover is always the next one, the one you haven’t seen yet.” Anna Wintour
Vogue is a globally recognised fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 23 different national and regional editions. Kinee Diouf stars on the cover of Vogue Netherlands magazine for the July 2013 issue. This cover is stunning with an array of colour, the cover was photographed by Ishi who has captured a beautiful image with Kinee Diouf looking larger than life. With the shot captured from a below angle it gave the Vogue cover a unique and original magazine cover the angle of the shot rarely on the cover of Vogue. With the sky as the background and the dark colour of Kinee allows for the colours of the garment to shine giving the cover an arty yet fashionable edge which I love. This is an incredible image on the cover of Elle Brazil May 2011 issue, Gisele really resembles and transforms into Bridget Bardot with a recreation of such an iconic image with a current supermodel. The Black and white effect allows the reader to appreciate the image with no distractions of colour which gives it the vintage look. Elle Brazil showcased Gisele Bündchen, photographed by Nino Muñoz, duplicating an iconic image of Bardot wearing only black tights. Bardot’s continued influence on fashion, hair, and image proves that no matter what year it may be, her style will always inspire women to embrace their inner bombshell. Spotted: George Clooney in a customized Giorgio Armani suit, shirt and shoes designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Blending in with the black-and-white polka-dot background, also designed by Kusama, Hollywood’s leading man stars as W magazine’s latest muse in its eighth annual art issue. A man on fashion covers is highly unlikely with Vogue US only ever producing 5 covers with men on the magazine, this cover is an interesting one at its best with the celebrity George Clooney as the focal point and the pink typography to bring colour to the cover and making W the magazine known to the reader. Men on the cover of fashion magazines can produce just as amazing shots as women, this image with the clean cut suit has been given an edge with the dots giving it an arty edge and to emphasis this with the added background which created a super loud cover. Wild as this outfit is, of course, he pulls it off. Because he’s George Clooney. The three covers I have shown in my blog are all different with celebrities and models on the cover, ranging with effects and shot angles. To answer the question i asked at the beginning of the post, personally celebrities on the cover don’t persuade myself to purchase the magazine, a beautiful shot with a unique and diverse outlook on the fashion magazine industry has a powerful impact with myself to want the magazine.