For the first time in Vogue Netherland’s editorial existence, a non-Dutch model is gracing the cover and associated main pictorial. Whether that’s a nod to the change in Dutch’s reigning regime – they will now have a King and not a Queen, as our dear friend, Appollonia knows better, I will only say that the new Royal Fashion representative will be Maxima, from now on. And she’s on the cover of Vogue Netherland’s May 2013 issue, with her name only.
But who’s the cover girl? Erin Wasson. Although she’s of German and Irish descent, Erin is no Dutch model. And she is on the cover of Vogue Netherlands. So she boldly goes where no other non-Dutch model has ever gone before (at least the photographers, Petrovsky and Ramone are Dutch)!
Whether that’s good or bad, it’s for the Dutch to say.
I for one was used to seeing Dutch models on the cover of Vogue Netherland – I thought that was more of a national pride question and found it rather interesting to observe.
Especially when other Vogue editions were all going for covers with famous people more than models.
Fashion magazines giving in to the Red Carpet pressure. Not that we wouldn’t, but still, if the Bible of Fashion swears on A-Listers, who are we to disagree?
As far as this Erin Wasson cover goes – it’s a bit unusual for Vogue Netherland, true, but let’s go fashion deep: what’s up with the headpiece? And the blue lips? It’s somewhat amateur-ish to apply a blue filter in Photoshop on the lips as well: it turns out more cadaver-ish more than beach-ish. And this picture above, from the inside pictorial, is proof enough. Isn’t it?