Vogue Germany is one of the best Vogue editions who delivers great covers, in our opinion. They always tapped top models, and famous celebrities as the cover stars. This year, they presented unexpected cover subjects with Karl Lagerfeld‘s infamous feline Choupette, who’s gracing their July issue (together with supermodel Linda Evangelista), and the legendary singer Tina Turner who was their April cover star! Both of the covers were photographed by Kaiser Karl and Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer respectively. We love how Tina still looking fierce and fabulous at 74. And we believe that she’s the oldest living person to ever graced the cover of Vogue.
Vogue Germany continues to working together with some of their past cover models such as Doutzen Kroes, Kati Nescher (she landed two slots this year!), Saskia de Brauw, Anja Rubik, Julia Stegner and Constance Jablonski. The models posed in front of the lens from renowned fashion photographers Daniel Jackson, Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi, Claudia Knopfel and Stefan Indlekofer, Giampaolo Sgura and Alexi Lubomirski.
The editors also give Karmen Pedaru, Vanessa Axente, and Edie Campbell their first cover slot for Vogue Germany. The established fashion models graced the June, October, and November issues respectively. Those images were shot by Alexi Lubomirski, Luigi and Daniele + Iango, and Daniel Jackson.
Last but not least, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, and Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain were the remaining celebrities who landed the front pages of the monthly fashion publication this year. The 46 year old Mrs.Keith Urban collaborates with two powerhouse photographers, Patrick Demarchelier and Camilla Akrans, for the August issue, while fellow redhead Jessica Chastain (36) was shot by Bruce Weber for the magazine’s first issue in 2013.
Eric Guillemain photographed the cover. (source)
UPDATED DECEMBER 03rd 2013: Added bigger covers of Sam Rollinson by Ben Weller, Constance Jablonski by Nick Dorey, Kristen Owen by Scott Trindle, and Jamie Bochert by Colin Dodgson.
The cover stars are Constance Jablonski, Jamie Bochert, Kirsten Owen, and Sam Rollinson. (source)
Vogue China is continuing their love for plain background in this year’s line up. 17 out of 19 covers used single solid color of either grey, white (with a hint of twigs), maroon, blue-ish, or gold.
Our favourite this year’s goes to Arizona Muse with strong pose for March and Li Bingbing serene yet elegant look on October issue, which happens to be the only covers with multiple color stroke as the backdrop. Maybe they should take some risk and make cover with more dynamic and vibrant background.
Eventhough we are not really digging the boring use of background, but we appreciate the amazing set of cover stars this year. They tapped acclaimed homegrown actors Zhou Xun, Maggie Chung, Zhang Ziyi, Li Bingbing, and Shu Qi who posed in front of Karl Lagerfeld, Sølve Sundsbø, Patrick Demarchelier, Chen Man, and Mario Testino lens respectively. Angelica Cheung, who has been editor since its launch in September 2005, also tapped top fashion photographers Patrick Demarchelier, Inez and Vinoodh, Willy Vanderperre, and Josh Olins to work with her on the cover shoots this year.
They also have singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and top catwalkers Constance Jablonski, Fei Fei Sun (she landed two covers this year!), Cara Delevigne (her first slot for Vogue China), Doutzen Kroes, Sasha Pivovarova, Kati Nescher, Xiao Wen Ju, Liu Wen, Daria Strokous, Sui He, and Mariacarla Boscono (who made a notable comeback in 2013).
Vogue China celebrating their 100th issue this year with special issue photographed by Mario Testino, and we are wishing them the very best for another 100 issues.