Everything feels right in the world when supermodels grace our favorite fashion glossies. Whether it’s Kate Moss guest editing Self Service or Amber Valletta and family fronting Vogue Germany, we always approve. Now Vogue Scandinavia bestows upon us modeling legend Helena Christensen for October/November 2021 marking her 18th Vogue cover appearance. For the magazine’s second outing, the Danish beauty is captured down at the beach on a blustery day wearing a Burberry shirt and a vintage textile selected by Camilla Larsson for the image shot by Henrik Bülow.
According to most of our forum members, however, Helena deserved better. “Dreadful and depressing. This may be one of the worst Vogue covers I have seen…” declared dontbeadrag.
“One of her worst covers, poor Helena…” agreed an absolutely disappointed VogueGirl8910.
Bertrando3 wasn’t feeling the outcome, either. “She looks so depressed…”
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“With all the accomplished Scandinavian photographers that they could have worked with, this is who they chose for their second issue?” a clearly unforgiving PowerDroid chimed in.
“Is she stoned or what? And I didn’t know either that there’s a Scandinavian edition of Vogue,” said cottonmouth13.
“This magazine should’ve happened 20 years ago maybe. When you had Mikael Jansson shooting for Stockholm New, a young Camilla Åkrans starting to make waves, Sølve Sundsbø a star on the rise and Scandinavian fashion and design had a strong upward trend in general,” myran pointed out.
But not everyone felt the same way. “It’s wonderful to see Helena Christensen — regardless of the outcome. I happen to think this is rather beautiful and very atmospheric, can almost feel the cold weather and strong winds. No complaints over this!” raved vogue28.
See more from Helena’s cover story and share your thoughts here.