Kaia Gerber’s body of work just keeps growing. This year alone we’ve seen the all-American beauty grace the covers of i-D, V Magazine, American Vogue, Vogue Japan along with Vogue Italia (twice). Now Kaia helps Vogue China close the book on 2020 (just as Angelica Cheung announces her departure from the magazine). In a dramatic departure from her sultry Japanese Vogue appearance, the in-demand model fronts Chinese Vogue‘s December issue sporting Moncler while posing for photographer Craig McDean.
But the cover fell flat on our forums. “This is a perfect year-end cover as it perfectly embodies 2020 — rough,” critiqued MON.
“I don’t think it makes a strong statement to end the year and the styling is off-putting, trying too hard to be cool and edgy…which is not at all Vogue China’s forte,” YohjiAddict chimed in.
“The hair and harsh makeup ruined it,” declared an obviously disappointed Urban Stylin.
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“Oh no, Craig, looks like he just gave up and is trying to make 2009 happen again,” voiced BlueRuin.
“Lazy, lazy, lazy…looks like a remix of McDean’s American Vogue editorials but boring and not in a good way,” disapproved Xone.
Phuel isn’t impressed, either. “Any new model doing her first test shot could have done better. Any new photographer doing test shots for an agency to build up their book could have shot better.”
Bertrando3 was also clearly underwhelmed: “Can these Instagirls TRY at the very least to actually model when they are doing shoots? Girls like Kaia manage to always look super bored and lifeless…”
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