Magazines have had to get creative recently because conventional photo shoots are no longer possible due to social distance. Vogue decided to print a previously unpublished portrait of Irving Penn for its special double edition, while Vogue Spain offered an illustrated cover instead of a glossy fashion photo. Vanity Fair is now relying on Zoom to create the cover photo for June 2020. Janelle Monáe was adorned with Chanel from head to toe and captured by Collier Schorr at home through the video communications service.
But the cover was not so well received in our forums. "Perhaps the worst picture of Janelle I've ever seen, mainly because it doesn't look like her. I'm sure that she could have made a better cover picture herself with an iPhone," said a disappointed KINGofVERSAILLES.
“Of course Collier Schorr had to be the only photographer who had to take Janelle badly. And then the audacity of Radhika Jones to print her thumbnail on the cover (yes, I understand), ”said Benn98.
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"Oh my god, please immediately remove Collier from this cover. It's bad enough… Janelle Sweet, I'm so sorry, ”said Aracic.
Forum member mepps did not feel it: “Janelle Monáe is beautiful and usually photographs like a dream, but I can't imagine an interesting thing about her that would justify this cover. However, this applies to most cover options under this new editor. The golden days of the Vanity Fair are long gone. "
"What did Queen Janelle do to deserve this? I'm just going to pretend that this cover never happened, ”commented dodencebt.
"Janelle would have done a better job with simple selfies," MyConfashion said.
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