Fresh off the November cover of Vogue Russia, Kate Grigorieva is surely going places and now she stars on Numéro‘s latest installment. The former Russia’s Next Top Model contestant wears a coat from Alexander McQueen with a pair of black, high-waisted shorts on the French magazine’s November cover. Instead of enlisting the usual suspects, Numéro tapped Billy Kidd to shoot the distinctive Russian beauty. Charles Varenne styled the sitting, while Diego Da Silva tended to Kate’s hair and Fredrik Stambro applied a haunting makeup look to her doll-like face.
Yet forum members have mixed opinions on the cover. “I don’t think I like it. The hair and makeup seems unnecessary. Don’t mind the styling,” shared an underwhelmed Benn98.
“I don’t like her pose, this makes an ugly cover,” voiced a disappointed burbuja8910.
“This is beyond awful,” proclaimed crosidan. Ouch!
“This is quite an interesting cover. I can’t tell if I like it or not. Good for Kate though. I hope she gets more work this season,” posted an unsure valliaddict.
On the other hand, a handful of our forum members cannot stop expressing their satisfaction. “Striking! Amazing cover. Quite Fendi Fall 2012… ” commented Lola701.
“Amazing styling I really love it! And simply white background and a big black font are perfect choice. Only model’s head looks a little bit weird. But I love idea of this cover. Just stunning,” approved narcyza.
Also sharing the same sentiments was Cosmic Voices, who enthused, “I personally love it.”