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Kate Moss’ Instagram Cover for W’s Art Issue Isn’t Receiving Many Likes on Our Forums

The last issue of W that caught our attention was way back in December and recent covers featuring Naomi Scott, Lili Reinhart and Margaret Qualley all failed to enchant our forums. Sara Moonves is now running the show, proving with her debut issue in September that she’s on a mission to revitalize the magazine. Moonves’ latest cover conquest is Kate Moss, who graces the title’s art issue via a painting by artist Richard Prince.

W Magazine Volume #7 2019 : Kate Moss by Nikolai von Bismarck


The Instagram concept did not go over well with our forum members. “An Instagram post as art. Totally ‘ahead of the curve’ indeed,” mocked Marc10.

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“All-around cringe,” said gazebo.

“Cringe is the right sentiment for this. And W has already done art with Kate and Richard Prince before,” critiqued a less than impressed Melancholybaby.

“Art is subjective. And my subjective point of view is that this is lazy and desperate,” commented Velasco.

Sharing the same sentiment was [Piece Of Me]: “They probably thought this was so edgy and cool, when it just looks desperate. At least Kate looks good!”

GivenchyHomme felt the same way. “The picture of Kate is really good. It should have been the only thing on the cover. The whole Instagram thing would have worked better in an editorial. As a cover, it’s just too on the nose.”

Will you be making a mad dash down to the newsstand for W‘s latest? Share your thoughts and join the conversation here.