If you’re all still fuming about the horrible Vogue China Photoshop fail, or are just looking for a little redemption for Gigi Hadid, then I have some good news for you. Gigi landed one of four covers for the latest issue of CR Fashion Book, and it’s all kinds of lovely. The only thing that could make it better is if the issue were a celebration of America. Oh wait, it is!
WWD reports that CR Fashion Book Issue 8 is meant to be its interpretation of Americana, or its celebration of the America supermodel of today. The four cover stars, including Gigi, are Bentley Mescall, Kayla Scott, and Staz Lindes. CR Fashion Book founder and editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld told WWD of her decision to cast the ladies,
“Each of them brings something very special to fashion: Gigi with her beauty and personality; Staz with her bohemian spirit and talent as an actress and musician; Kayla with her fierce, confident attitude, and Bentley with her innocence.”
She added that this celebration of the rise of the modern American supermodel addresses the shift in the way these women have achieved their fame. It’s not all about getting covers and landing campaigns, such as it was when supermodels like Cindy Crawford were rising to the top. That said, the innate qualities of the quintessential American supermodel haven’t changed. Roitfeld said,
“Social media has changed the way girls become discovered and build on their success, but the DNA of the American supermodel hasn’t changed at all: she is still healthy, smart, hard-working, independent and always arrives with a smile.”
While major models of today often have to fight against celebrities and reality stars for major covers, CR Fashion Book has remained a place for the classic understanding of fashion. Sure, they’ve moved toward casting newer, younger, and sometimes flashier models, but they are models nonetheless.
The three other covers are, of course just as stunning as Gigi’s. Take a look:
Does this choice to feature up-and-coming supermodels reflect a move toward traditional ideas of magazine covers? Maybe, and if so, we’re certainly not complaining.
CR Fashion Book Issue 8 will hit newsstands on Friday, February 26.
(Photos: Instagram/CR Fashion Book)