There’s something going on over at ELLE HQ in Midtown Manhatten and we here at theFashionSpot, 100% approve. As editor-in-chief of the American fashion glossy, Nina Garcia has propelled the Hearst-owned publication to new heights and outshines the competition on the regular. From covers with Zendaya to Phoebe Dynevor we have been utterly enthralled by the magazine’s offerings throughout 2023 and last month with Irina Shayk left us wanting even more. Garcia is closing the chapter on 2023 with a series of celebratory covers for ELLE‘s annual ‘Women In Hollywood’ issue and selects Jennifer Lopez, Jodie Foster, Taraji P. Henson, America Ferrera, Danielle Brooks, Greta Lee, Fantasia Barrino Taylor, Lily Gladstone and Eva Longoria as cover stars for the occasion.
ELLE‘s latest immediately sparked debate amongst our forum members. “Happy to see Danielle (the Oscar is hers for the taking) but I can’t say I particularly like any of these covers,” voiced KoV.
“None of the covers are beautiful, but the Jennifer Lopez’s is very Numéro,” DK92 noted.
“Too bad J.Lo’s mouth look weird, hers is the one of the best of the bunch IMO,” said kokobombon.
In regards to Lopez’s cover, forum member kasper exclaimed: “Terrible tribute to Herb Ritts! Can we have something original at least?”
MModa felt the same way, commenting: “The Jennifer Lopez cover is absolutely STUNNING! I cannot wait to get my hands on this issue with Lopez. I don’t see Herb Ritts influence in these photographs, I see Solve Sundsbo’s minimal style that I love. With a beauty and icon like Lopez, you don’t need special effects!”
“Phwoar, that Jennifer Lopez cover is absolutely EVERYTHING, I am in love. The gold, the glamour, the sultriness, the warmth, the festiveness, the minimalism, the slight nod to Herb Ritts…” raved vogue28.
Share your own thoughts on ELLE‘s double December 2023/January 2024 issue, here.