Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens works were the inspiration for Christian Louboutin‘s Spring Summer campaign, that was photographed by Peter Lippmann. (source)
Pablo Arroyo photographed the cover. (source)
We got plenty of favourite covers from W Magazine this year. From Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain‘s artsy selection for January issue and Emma Stone sexy candid for February, to Katy Perry‘s ravishingly minimalist November cover and George Clooney‘s surprisingly good polkadot fever for December. W Magazine hired talented and well known photographers and artists such as Chantal Joffe, George Condo, Mickalene Thomas, Rineke Dijkstra, Juergen Teller, Mario Sorrenti, and Emma Summerton to snapped some of our favourite covers mentioned above.
Another favourite this year would be the remarkable three covers of March issue featuring three world renowned catwalkers Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, and Lara Stone, that were photographed stunningly seductive by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. The casting, the colors, and the sensual vibe captivates our senses and we just love all of them!
British model Cara Delevingne is another model who landed the cover slot for the Stefano Tonchi-edited magazine this year. The 21 year old was also photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for the important September issue, which was released around her birthday. Talk about a perfect gift for the IT model of the moment.
Brit Marling, Edie Redmayne, Tilda Swinton, Emma Watson, Jennifer Lopez, Léa Seydoux,and Chloë Grace Moretz completed the star-studded list of the magazine 2013 cover subjects. They worked together with top photographers Alasdair McLellan, Tim Walker, Michael Thompson, Mario Sorrenti, and Craig McDean for the magazine’s April, May, June/July, August, and October issues respectively.
The iconic 80 year old Yoko Ono is gracing the Art issue of Interview Magazine December 2013/January 2014 edition. (source)
There are some hit and miss in this year’s Bazaar UK covers line up. For example, Anne Hathaway‘s February and Scarlett Johansson‘s October issue. They could’ve done so much better with such great actresses.
It seems like elegant minimalism is the theme for their newsstand covers in 2013. Soft color tones, safe model-ish poses, and well known cover stars are their signatures this year.
Some standout newsstand covers from this monthly fashion publication edited by Justine Picardie were featuring Karen Elson‘s strong pose by Alexi Lubomirski, Carey Mulligan‘s serene face by Tom Allen, Stella Tennant‘s dreamy cover by Cathleen Naundorf, Jennifer Lawrence‘s striking feature by Ben Hassett, and Cate Blanchett‘s elegant yet poised image shot also by Ben Hassett.
Harper’s Bazaar UK presented at least 21 version of subscriber covers this year. From those minimalist images of famous faces (Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Natalia Vodianova, Kate Winslet, Lara Stone, Karl Lagerfeld + Choupette, and Dree Hemmingway), to the amazing images with vintage feeling from Cathleen Naundorf, to the artsy illustration by the talented Gary Hume.
Before we start the recap, we’d like to express out concern to GQ UK: They should never make another cover with a tacky fire thingy like their July issue with Andy Murray. Ever. We loathe it so much.
In 2013, GQ UK has five covers fronted by beautiful females: Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain who showed her inner vixen in front of Ellen von Unwerth‘s lens, the cool singer Rita Ora, the ever sexy Rihanna (her snake hair was art directed by the acclaimed artist Damian Hirst), and the lovely actress Emma Watson who landed two cover slots (May and October).
The rest of the cover subjects this year were males: politician Boris Johnson, actors Idris Elba, Bradley Cooper, Henry Cavill, Russell Brand, Michael Douglas and James Franco, fashion designer and movie director Tom Ford, band Arctic Monkeys, and last but not least five members of the sensational boyband, One Direction.
The cover line up is quite ok, with majority of first timers on the front pages. They also celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Our fave are Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Arctic Monkeys, and Rihanna. We are looking forward for next year’s and happy anniversary GQ UK!
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Read also our 2012 recap of GQ UK covers!
World acclaimed artist Damien Hirst is collaborating with international singer superstar Rihanna for the December 2013 cover of GQ UK. The magazine is celebrating their 25th anniversary. (source)
Which one do you like? Kati Nescher (by Nathaniel Goldberg), Andreea Diaconu (by Collier Schorr), Kate Moss (by Mario Testino with artwork by Paul McCarthy), or Joe Goode (by Hedi Slimane)? (source)
The black and white cover was photographed by Dutch duo Inez & Vinoodh, while the artsier version was made by American conceptual artist John Baldessari. (source)
Francesco Carrozzini photographed the B&W cover with artist Marina Abramovic and the multi-talented James Franco, while Pierpaolo Ferrari snapped the other cover with actor Louis Garrel. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Shia LaBeaouf, here to view 2011 covers featuring David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen, here for 2010 covers with Quentin Tarantino and Sofia Coppola, and here for 2009 cover with Chloë Sevigny and Kobe Bryant.