This year was pretty turbulent for Marie Claire. Anne Fulenwider ended her tenure, then Aya Kanai temporarily took over and just a few months later Sally Holmes was announced as Kanai’s replacement. Despite the play of the magazine’s music chairs, he still managed to deliver standout covers starring Elle Fanning, Emily Blunt, Gisele Bündchen, Megan Thee Stallion and Janet Mock. Now Marie Claire closes the year with two Hollywood actresses with the unveiling of her Winter 2020 edition. Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh, both land covers, captured by photographer Quentin Jones.
The first cover (above) left a lot to be desired. “Rip it up again and start over,” said Tigerrouge.
“Huh? A stunned coco bomb asked.
“What a train accident”, Benn98 intervened.
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KINGofVERSAILLES shared the same feeling: “This is a sick joke.”
“Will this magazine survive in 2021?” crmsnsnwflks wondered.
“The pictures themselves are actually quite nice. But the design … “, emphasized Marc10.
“I like the shot of Scarlett that’s actually used in the cover, but the layout is appalling. Florence’s solo cover is lovely and beautiful, but nothing groundbreaking, ”noted Honeycombchild.
“Amazed how this collage cover ever saw the light of day when these two solo covers by Scarlett and Florence are vastly superior – especially Scarlett’s, which I find quite refreshing …” said vogue28.
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