Nina Garcia has our undivided attention this month thanks to her selection of Hailey Bieber as ELLE ‘s latest cover star. After fronting last year’s March issue, the current face of Versace once again gives us a serious case of wanderlust as she poses under the warm California sunshine for the mag’s April 2021 cover. Photographed at the famed Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles by Mario Sorrenti, Hailey gives good face with a sun-kissed complexion, lightly tousled waves and a bralette from Versace’s Spring 2021 collection (chosen by stylist Alex White).
ELLE‘s latest was immediately declared a triumph. “Tropical vibes. I really like it,” approved matheus_s the moment the cover dropped.
“Surprisingly good, I also love the tropical vibes and colors that bring this cover to life,” echoed aracic.
“I’m loving how vibrant it feels with the warm California sunshine, Alex White’s use of the Versace top and the loud yellow ELLE masthead. Zero complaints regarding this cover!” raved vogue28.
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“It’s giving me a melancholic version of ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’ by Britney Spears vibes and I must say I do like it. I love the tropical feel of the cover and that Versace top,” agreed marsnoop2.
Lola701 was also very much a fan: “It’s great! We don’t expect more from professional models so why have insane expectations for a cute girl who happens to model? She looks fabulous and she is very ELLE…”
“Love it. So ELLE. I don’t really care about Hailey, but I give her credit when it’s due,” said FashionMuseDior.
“I know it’s annoying that she essentially seems to just get booked to promote her marriage, but I think she almost always photographs beautifully, better than most celebs and better than most of her nepotism model peers,” admitted KINGofVERSAILLES.
See more from ELLE‘s April 2021 cover shoot with Hailey and share your thoughts here.