I realize it has a fantastic cheesy potential, but the title is only describing half the cover truth of Vogue US January 2013 issue focused on Gwen Stefani!
To make it a round, full truth of the cover situation, I should’ve also mentioned the disturbingly flat head due to the big black hat. I have to admit that it’s a pretty original cover, even by Vogue US & Annie Leibovitz celebrity standards. But the pose? It’s so wrong! And the head sequence is cauchemardesque! I sometimes wonder if Anna Wintour doesn’t deliberately approve of issues like this one, to set everyone’s tongues wagging!
Think about it for a second: if they chose the picture you’ll see after the jump as cover, the fashion people would’ve labeled it ‘cliché’ or ‘boring’. Not even Gwen’s six pack wouldn’t have made it safely through the rotten tomatoes rain! (let’s hit the jump to discuss more and see two images from the pictorial! or just click here for the gallery!)
Annie Leibovitz’s epic lensing is obvious even under all the layers of ‘No Doubt’ glam rock used by Gwen Stefani to polish her Vogue interview. But why Gwen? Why now, you might ask – Barack Obama’s second inauguration is happening this month, why not making it about him and the presidential family? (actually, that’s a pretty fair question, given that Anna Wintour often advocated for the Obama camp)
Or why not about Beyonce? She’s having this HBO documentary ready for our visual enchantment. But no. Gwen Stefani is a fresh choice for Vogue US. Beyond her Saint Laurent Paris safe wardrobe choice. Regardless of the promotional purposes of the issue – No Doubt having released a new album and going on extended tour with it. Now after reading all these paragraphs, the cover surely sunk in – what do you think about it?