Vogue Australia supplied a slew of lackluster covers throughout 2021 featuring the likes of Gemma Ward, Selena Gomez, Billie Eilish and Sarah Snook. But things began to turn around to close out 2021 with a delightful Lily Collins offering. And a joyous Adut Akech helped the magazine start 2022 with a bang. For February 2022, the publication welcomes Kristen Stewart to the cover with forum favorite Lachlan Bailey capturing the American actress at a sun-drenched location in Los Angeles. In the soft and dreamy cover image, the Spencer star looks radiant wearing a knitted look from Chanel’s Spring 2022 collection chosen by stylist Christine Centenera.
But the outcome had our forum members at odds. “If Lachlan Bailey can’t get anything out of her, nobody can,” noted an underwhelmed SLFC.
“Where’s the color?” asked MON.
“I love Kristen Stewart and I love her in Chanel, but everything about this is terrible. Awkward pose, dead behind the eyes, dead in the face and it’s beige AF. They can keep it,” said mepps.
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“A dead-eyed Kristen Stewart wearing Chanel. Groundbreaking,” echoed A.D.C.
“So amateur. The whole global ‘Youthquake’ theme is as beige and bland as this cover. I don’t think Kristen falls in that category any longer,” dfl-001 pointed out.
“Simple. It works,” declared ivano.
“I like it! Will never complain about Kristen x Chanel and it’s good to see her on a Vogue cover again,” praised [Piece Of Me].
“Quite honestly love this just as much as I did December with Lily Collins! There isn’t one element I dislike. Always loved Kristen Stewart when dressed in Chanel and Lachlan Bailey’s lighting and coloring is just divine — as per usual,” raved vogue28.
See more from Vogue Australia’s February 2022 cover shoot here.