Throughout 2020, Bella Hadid has pretty much been a constant fixture down at newsstands. The American beauty has covered everything from Vogue Hong Kong to Vogue Paris to Vogue Korea and even joined Riccardo Tisci and Carla Bruni on ELLE France. Vogue Japan closes the chapter on 2020 by inviting Bella back to its cover for December with photographic duo Luigi & Iango capturing Bella’s sixth Vogue cover appearance of the year. The current face of Versace’s Dylan Blue fragrances (along with Hailey Bieber) strikes a pose in a look from Gucci’s Fall 2020 collection (picked by Anna Dello Russo) before one of the mag’s signature white backdrops.
Bella’s latest received mixed feedback on our forums. “Love it! It’s so (maybe unintentionally) funny and quintessential kitschy Vogue Japan that I can’t help loving it. And on top of that, there’s Bella by Luigi & Iango, which is always a dream,” praised aracic.
“Very Vogue Nippon circa mid 2000s,” pointed out magsaddict.
“I agree! And that’s why I like it,” replied mikel.
“Wow, I actually love this. Bella photographs like a dream,” raved Ghesquiere32.
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“God…Bella is truly stunning. But who decided that that look from Gucci Fall 2020 was it? I actually liked the look on the runway, but what an odd pairing. Nonetheless, it’s still kind of cute and fun and works for Vogue Japan…” commented Overindulgence.
Although the styling wasn’t for everyone. “She’s the queen of the hoedown,” mocked GivenchyHomme.
“Such a bad cover. Bella is capable of doing some amazing covers as she has proved over the years, but nothing works for me here. The outfit is ridiculous, hair looks horrible and her face looks frozen,” YSL87 chimed in.