Perhaps we were a little hard on Emanuele Farneti when he was editor of Vogue Italia from 2017 until 2022. Not even covers with the likes of Amber Valletta, Anok Yai, Gigi Hadid, Claudia Schiffer or Madonna were enough to impress us during Farneti’s tenure.
However, the Italian editor appears to be flourishing at the helm of Italian title D la Repubblica and the magazine’s first offering throughout September 2023 has became an instant hit. Farneti welcomes Kaia Gerber as one of the magazine’s cover stars to kick-start the first of five big fashion issues coming our way this month, who appears before the lens of photographer Alasdair McLellan. Dressed in a black glitzy Celine dress by stylist Suzanne Koller, the all-American beauty oozes retro glamour in the chic black and white cover photograph (below) while poses under warm sunshine on the second alternative cover (after the jump).
Over on theFashionSpot forums, we simply cannot get enough. “Such a beautiful cover,” admired caioherrero.
“Kaia looks fabulous. What a great cover!” applauded thiago.
“Farneti should have done to Vogue Italia what he is doing at D la Repubblica! Most of the issues in the last two years have had really good stylists, photographers and models,” mentioned Ivanity86.
Also equally as impressed with the outcome was vogue28: “Kaia Gerber by Alasdair McLellan here is easily one of the best magazine covers/fashion stories I’ve came across this month! Absolutely divine. I love every single element, from the simplicity of the cover to the sense of retro glamour I’m getting from the styling. A little head over heels for this, in all honesty!”
See more of Kaia Gerber by Alasdair McLellan and share your own thoughts, here.