The September issues are always focused on fashion, but this year Marie Claire decided to shake things up. Unwilling to conform once again, the magazine boycotts the standard fall fashion issue in favor of paying tribute to Kate Moss’ iconic Calvin Klein Obsession fragrance campaign. Instead of Kate, Cara Delevingne bares all for the captivating and utterly effortless cover shot by photographer Thomas Whiteside.
The cover hit all the right notes for our forum members. “Stunning portrait! Don’t even care about the lack of fashion. Wasn’t expecting to be bowled over, in fact, I thought it would be another Dior reprint cover until I saw Whiteside’s name. So far this one is my favorite U.S. September cover,” applauded Benn98.
“It seems the best September covers are going to be the ones without any clothes…” echoed tigerrouge.
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“Definitely my favorite September cover so far. Very simple yet effective,” proclaimed aracic.
“Never been one for Cara Delevingne, but that’s one gorgeous cover shot — love the coloring of Cara’s bare skin next to the green leather sofa and the whole fold-out concept here. The minimal cover lines work great with the cover image, too. It might not scream September, but it is bound to make an impact on newsstands…” said vogue28.
In the same frame of mind was KINGofVERSAILLES: “One of the best covers of the month, though it’s not exactly a high bar to clear. Cara’s very, very hit or miss for me, but I think this is truly a gorgeous portrait.”
SLFC was pleasantly surprised, too. “I saw the name Cara Delevingne and didn’t expect it to be good. Color me surprised. This is not half bad.”
See more from Cara’s cover feature and join the conversation here.