Vogue Australia gave us sleek and sophisticated last month with a stunning Carey Mulligan and now takes us down a different path for February 2018. It’s hard to believe Dakota Fanning has never been on the cover of Vogue before (unlike sister Elle Fanning) but we guess it’s better late than never as she finally makes her debut on Aussie Vogue‘s latest. Photographed by Emma Summerton, Dakota was styled by Natasha Royt throughout the bright and flamboyant cover shoot, wearing Gucci in the newsstand cover image (below).
Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t buying it. “Like, why, do people care about her? They tried to make her look very Gemma [Ward]-ish, and it’s a cool concept, but she is so boring to me,” commented HeatherAnne upon seeing the cover.
“Yeah, I thought she was Gemma at first glance. I think it’s a very pretty concept. Is she having a comeback of sorts? I feel like her sister overtook her and now Dakota seems to be creeping back into the spotlight,” Elite13 added.
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Nomar wasn’t thrilled either. “The colors are nice and I like the different look they tried to go for with Dakota but overall it looks awkward,” he pointed out.
Magsaddict agreed, writing, “Dakota Fanning is an odd choice, Vogue Australia really doesn’t select their cover stars based on immediate public appeal. It’s usually someone elegant, inoffensive and of a certain international standard – they wouldn’t dare use a local actress these days until they’re making Hollywood movies!”
“Can they please bring back the model covers? Or just bring back some life?” asked AustralianaBoy.
Maybe time for another overhaul Vogue Australia? Check out the rest of Dakota’s cover shoot and join the conversation here.
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