Last Updated on 20th August 2008
It looks as if the bug for bad covers that’s plaguing US Vogue has trickled on over to Vogue Homme Japan. Shot by Hedi Slimane and directed by Nicola Formichetti, the overall styling just looks off. Emaciated does not even begin to describe the model and the studded belts evoke a dated look (or maybe Gareth Pugh had his hand in the styling). Either way, for a premiere issue, the depressing mise en scène leaves me flat and expecting more.