Cara Delevingne’s last notable appearance on a major fashion magazine cover was for Vogue back in July 2015, so we guess a cover in 2016 was to be expected. After a brief hiatus from the world of modeling in order to focus on her acting skills (and a couple advertising campaigns in between), Cara is on the cover of W magazine’s June/July 2016 issue to coincide with the release of Suicide Squad, her latest film role. Returning to the cover for a third time, Cara was shot by Mario Sorrenti and stepped up to the challenge of making Hedi Slimane’s heart-shaped Saint Laurent fur look somewhat wearable.
The cover left our forum members divided in their opinions. “I rolled my eyes really hard when I read the title but the cover surprised me in a positive way. It’s a fantastic use of the Saint Laurent heart-shaped fur, I couldn’t have imagined it would look this appealing,” commented dodencebt.
“What a strong cover, I feel that these days W is horrible, but this cover is fantastic!” Miss Dalloway complimented shortly after.
Also pleasantly surprised was MyNameIs, admitting, “As much as I’d like to, I have nothing bad to say.”
Forum member mistress_f was left feeling the same way, adding, “I really like the heart cover even though Cara does absolutely nothing for me.”
“The heart cover is sweet and cute. I like it,” expressed a fond nataliaapple.
In true tFS fashion, not everyone was so convinced. “I’m struggling to warm to this image. Part of me likes the quirkiness of the heart, but then the awful font and her shy pose ruin it for me. The fur looks more like a set of closed angel wings than a heart to me,” disapproved Benn98, disagreeing with the majority.
“I don’t really understand it. It’s a bit [Craig] McDean… The styling is weird on Cara. I don’t like it,” added an underwhelmed Lola701.
Head over to our thread to join the conversation plus see Cara’s second cover and accompanying editorial for W‘s double edition here.