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Gabrielle Union Makes a Statement on Marie Claire’s October 2020 Cover

We’re obviously huge champions of diversity on magazine covers. So Marie Claire has been on our radar lately thanks to brilliant Janet Mock and Megan Thee Stallion covers. Now the American glossy’s digital issue for October 2020 is here featuring none other than Gabrielle Union. Shot by Djeneba Aduayom out in the Los Angeles desert, the American actress and co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union wears Chanel (courtesy of Thomas Christos Kikis) for the truly striking cover image.

US Marie Claire October 2020 : Gabrielle Union by Djeneba Aduayom


The cover fell completely flat on our forums. “These headlines are sloppy to me. Also not crazy about this photo. Is it pasted on top of the background?” wondered lookieloo.

“Is she attending Marie Claire’s funeral?” added mikel.

Echoing the same sentiment was Ken Doll Jenner: “WTF, this looks like an elementary school student just discovered Photoshop.”

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“How does one even take a bad photo of Gabrielle Union? Does not compute,” expressed KINGofVERSAILLES.

“Truly, truly horrible,” proclaimed jal718.

“What’s the point of these digital covers? There are no digital issues you can actually flick through online, right? This is just a website article/feature so why make a fake cover and confuse people?” questioned Srdjan.

But vogue28 disagreed with the majority. “I must be looking at something different because I believe this has the makings of a great cover. Upon first look, I loved the colors and styling, how direct the photography is and the overall feel for October. Gabrielle Union isn’t exactly on every fashion magazine cover either so that’s a bonus in itself.”

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