Editions of Vogue around the world continue to serve up their take on creativity. Now Vogue Australia’s offering has finally dropped. Edwina McCann with her knack for supporting homegrown talent strikes again as she welcomes back one of Australia’s biggest exports to the cover of the Aussie fashion bible. Following a five-year hiatus, Gemma Ward returns to cover the March 2021 issue posing before the lens of photographer Derek Henderson. Shot on location in Byron Bay, Gemma wears a red dress from Fendi’s Spring 2021 collection chosen by stylist Jillian Davison.
Gemma’s comeback garnered mixed feedback on our forums. “Always love Gemma Ward, but the cover literally looks like Modeling 101,” critiqued THD96.
“A creativity shoot in Byron. Groundbreaking,” disapproved dsamg.
“Good to see Gemma, but there’s something missing…” WAVES chimed in.
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“What bothers me the most is the awful dress,” declared Srdjan.
“Aside from the fact it’s Gemma Ward back on the cover of Australian Vogue, I’m struggling to find a single redeeming quality from the whole entire outcome. There’s nothing remotely creative about the cover and I severely dislike both the beauty and fashion styling. A total miss for me,” voiced vogue28.
Forum member oaklee91 couldn’t have disagreed more. “Gemma! Put her in and on anything, I don’t care, and I will approve!”
“YES, I’m LIVING for this! Love her pose, the hair, the dress — everything!” proclaimed Bertrando3.
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