Julia Nobis has capped off a lucrative 2013 in the most perfect way possible — scoring a cover of one of the world’s most influential fashion magazines.
Nobis fronts the January 2014 issue of Vogue Italia, shot by Steven Meisel. Meisel worked with the model on multiple editorials throughout 2013, further suggesting that this cover was only a matter of time.
The classic, portrait-style pose and ghostly lighting let Julia’s strong features stand out, an accomplishment considering she’s covered in giant Chanel pearls and a rainbow-colored dress from the brand’s Spring 2014 collection. If those headphone-like ones in particular look a little too familiar to you already, you’re not alone – they’ve already been featured on the covers of Vogue Australia and Harper’s Bazaar UK, plus debuted on the red carpet by zeitgeist-capturing celebrities Nicole Richie and Miley Cyrus.
But there’s one brand in particular being brought to mind here, and it isn’t Chanel, but Louis Vuitton. If it weren’t for the pearls, forum commenter testinofan might be correct in calling this cover an outtake from Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2014 campaign, also shot by Meisel. Fiercification agrees that the similarities distract from the cover’s merits: "I quite like the coldness of the cover (esp for January), although it is far too similar to the LV campaign indeed.”
While the chilly aesthetic has left some commenters cold, the majority are in favor of the moody, classic style — reminiscent, as Mat Cyruss points out, of Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi. *Ana* adds, “I get an early 2000s vibe from it, the pose the hair, Julia’s features. I like how the cold blues and whites make the Chanel outfit look more sober instead of creating a big contrast, and love the use of accessories…” Cottonmouth13 agrees the iciness and expression “are what makes this cover a good one.”
We’re also getting Louis Vuitton and giant Chanel pearl déjà vu, but besides that, it’s a gorgeous cover. Seems timing really is everything.