As always, Glamour US covers are using white backdrop. It’s really predictable but somehow they’re pulled it off with the cover stars selection, great styling and colorful texts and masthead.
This year, Netherlands born photographer, Matthias Vriens-McGrath, tops the numbers of the front pages he photographed for the magazine that was founded in 1939 with total five covers!
His first 2011 works was Kate Winslet‘s April issue in which the then 35 year old Academy Award winning actress flaunting her fab figures and posed in a Herve Leger by Max Azria dress. His second cover was for May edition with three rising actresses in flower printed ensembles: Ashley Greene, Emma Stone and Freida Pinto.
Heidi Klum—with her signature grinning—graced their annual Jeans Issue in August while Kristen Stewart fans are happy and rejoiced to see the 21 year old Twilight star featured for the November cover with one of the most unique posing I’ve ever seen in a magazine cover. Matthias Vriens-McGrath last cover this year was for December issue featuring newly single Jennifer Lopez in a red bustier from Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony and pants from Salvatore Ferragamo. The issue will hit newsstands on November 08th and I will surely get this as usual.
57 year old Ellen von Unwerth who worked as a fashion model for 10 years before moving behind the camera, photographed three covers (two of them are the year’s most important issues!): January issue with Reese Witherspoon (in Burberry Prorsum dress), March issue with Diane Krueger (in Chanel jacket) and the flame haired Rihanna for September edition (in Dolce & Gabbana top and pants).
The February and July covers with Kim Kardashian (in a pajamas by Tom Ford) and Blake Lively (in Michael Kors sequined tunic) respectively, was the works of Terry Tsiolis, who already lensed the covers of Muse, Elle UK, Dazed & Confused and Vogue China.
The last two front pages, June (Olivia Wilde) and October (Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys), are the works of English photographer Ben Watts, and Elle US regular photographer, Alexei Hay. Unfortunately, the October issue is my least favourite cover.
I’ll tell you guys something. I’m a guy, but I really enjoyed reading this Cynthia Leive edited monthly publication. Attractive covers, great layout, colorful bold texts and amazingly witty yet informative articles are really a perfect combination. I also loves the covers line up this year which is better from last year, IMO.
Tell us your favourite covers this year from Glamour US in the comment box below 😉