UPDATED MARCH 10th 2012: Added another subscriber cover version featuring Heidi Klum photographed by Thomas Whiteside. Image via TFS.
UPDATED MARCH 09th 2012: Added the newsstands cover that’s also photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee via TFS.
The pose is not new, you’ve seen it on the August 1991 cover of Vanity Fair with Demi Moore (shot famously by Annie Leibovitz) and Claudia Schiffer on the cover of Vogue Germany June 2010 (by Karl Lagerfeld). She is definitely channelling the first.
Elle US should’ve done it differently. Maybe something like that August 2006 cover of Harper’s Bazaar US with Britney Spears who was snapped fabulously by Alexi Lubomirski?
They could’ve do something better than this. Meh.
Images via TFS.