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Riccardo Tisci Poses Alongside His Model Muses Carla Bruni and Bella Hadid for ELLE France

We don’t mind seeing designers on the covers of our favorite fashion glossies. After all, we’ve encountered Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford and Nicolas Ghesquière down at the newsstands over the years. Now fresh off the cover of Vogue Korea alongside Rianne Van Rompaey, Riccardo Tisci takes to the cover of ELLE France. The Burberry creative director is joined by his model muses Carla Bruni and Bella Hadid both sporting looks from the brand’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection for the Mark Seliger-shot cover image.

Elle France February 28, 2020 : Carla Bruni, Riccardo Tisci & Bella Hadid by Mark Seliger

IMAGE: ELLE.FR

But the cover didn’t impress our forum members. “Looks like they’re attending someone’s wake. A waste of Bella,” said Benn98.

“I don’t mind the sight of designers on the covers of magazines, but this is an eyesore… A total waste of doppelgängers Carla Bruni and Bella Hadid being shot alongside one another!” proclaimed vogue28.

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“Too corporate for me. Otherwise, I don’t mind designers on covers. They are here to sell their clothes. If being on covers can help, so be it,” admitted GivenchyAddict.

“Oh great, we have a new Ghesquière. Only here for Carla and Bella on a cover together,” shared dodencebt.

KINGofVERSAILLES wasn’t jumping for joy, either. “Who told Tisci he has the looks or charisma to be stealing cover space from actual models or people of interest?”

“That Burberry paycheck must have been real good for them to print this as a cover. How it would entice anyone to actually buy the magazine and perhaps the clothes baffles me,” Melancholybaby replied.

Check out Tisci’s solo cover, see the cover feature and share your thoughts here.