Ooops… fashion crime in publishing
December 8, 2011 04:02
Left: Carrie Mullian on the cover of French ELLE november 2011, Right: same cover on US Vogue October 2010
The photo is shot by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh and styled by Vogue’s Grace Coddington for the October issue of US Vogue 2010. However ELLE seem to (unfortunately) have lost their inspiration for their November issue and decided to use the same cover photo – a year old photo. The magazine’s are not even within the same publishing group which makes the whole thing even more surprising. Did Elle buy the photo off of Lindbergh? And in that case is he allowed to sell his photos to a competing magazine? And where were all the interns, or anybody who could mentioned they’ve seen the cover a year before?
Can’t believe why a prestigious magazine such as french ELLE wouldn’t send out their own photographers to take original photos for a cover! And why would they want to include a Chanel Coture dress from last season on the cover?
Fashion Magazines, where are you heading towards?