Edwina McCann clearly loves promoting homegrown talent. Vogue Australia just celebrated Australian fashion with indigenous cover stars. Now Baz Luhrmann serves as guest editor. Naturally, the Aussie filmmaker selected Austin Butler along with Olivia DeJonge as June 2022 cover stars. Makes sense since they’re appearing in the director’s Elvis biopic. Shot by Lachlan Bailey with styling from Christine Centenera, the stars pose together for the newsstand cover (below) with Austin wearing Louis Vuitton and Olivia sporting Miu Miu. Each also lands a solo digital cover (after the jump).
Nevertheless, our forums are divided over the outcome. “What the actual f*ck?” asked an especially dismayed avonlea002.
“Such a mess,” declared an obviously disappointed JoCaderone.
“This is the worst thing I’ve seen this year,” proclaimed an absolutely horrified caioherrero.
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“This actually made me laugh out loud,” blueorchid chimed in.
Although not everyone feels the same way. “He is playing Elvis after all so I don’t mind that they continued that theme for the cover. Las Vegas is well known for over-the-top tacky glamour. I just wish the photograph was brighter and warmer to match the other elements,” wrote GivenchyHomme.
“The Lachlan Bailey portrait is actually quite lovely, love the lighting. Even the extra tacky art direction makes sense considering it’s Elvis-themed. It doesn’t seem pretentious or serious, it’s camp and it’s fearless and I guess I respect that,” defended a definitely impressed aracic.
“To be completely honest, I’m quite fond of the cover and I’m able to appreciate how celebratory the art direction is while paying homage to the upcoming Elvis biopic!” added vogue28.
Are you a fan? See more from the June 2022 issue of Vogue Australia here.