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Naomi Watts Returns to the Cover of Vogue Australia for January 2021

Say what you will about Australian Vogue, but at least Edwina McCann supports local talent. (Although the mag’s recent covers starring Adut Akech and Cate Blanchett were a little lackluster.) Now the Aussie fashion bible welcomes back Naomi Watts for January 2021 four years after her last cover appearance. On the current cover, the actress wears a look from Chanel’s Cruise 2021 collection selected by stylist Elissa Santisi for the shot captured by Carin Backoff.

Vogue Australia January 2021 : Naomi Watts by Carin Backoff


The cover garnered mixed reviews from our forum members. “Another basic cover from Vogue Australia. There isn’t any improvement in sight since the atrocity that was Awkwafina’s cover last month,” critiqued an unimpressed Ken Doll Jenner.

The Hollywood Reporter at best. Vogue Australia lost it,” stated MON.

“I have said this and I am going to say this again — Carin Backoff should back off from photography,” commented dontbeadrag.

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GERGIN wasn’t all too impressed, either. “She looks very uncertain, nobody does my Naomi Watts dirty like that!”

“The cover may not be the most groundbreaking, but it’s undoubtedly a thousand times better and more Vogue-worthy than Awkwafina’s cover from last month. I like Naomi Watts and oddly enough I’m a fan of the neon green masthead with the rest of the color scheme — it’s bold and impactful,” voiced vogue28.

THD96 definitely agreed: “Loving the combo of black, white and neon green which makes the cover really stand out. Much better than Awkwafina last month.”

“Not a fan of her, but I really like the cover. Art direction, color scheme, the styling — everything,” approved Benn98.

See more from Vogue Australia’s January 2021 issue and share your thoughts here.