The Italian edition of Vogue may not be what it once was but at the very least, models appear to be high on Francesca Ragazzi’s agenda when it comes to selecting the magazine’s cover subjects. Over the past twelve months, Vogue Italia’s head of editorial content has welcomed everyone from Sora Choi to Bella Hadid and Gisele Bündchen to Angelina Kendall (not forgetting the beautiful tribute to the late Tatjana Patitz) as cover girls. For December 2023, Ragazzi enlists firm forum fave Liya Kebede to pose via the lens of photographer Campbell Addy. Against a festive red backdrop, the Ethiopian-born beauty is decked out in Fendi by stylist Ally Macrae, with the floor-length knitted look teamed with a pair of shoes from 19 09 SR.
Per usual, the all-important question remained: were members of theFashionSpot forums a happy bunch upon checking out the cover? “I love it! The red they have used is so beautiful,” admired callmejaeden.
“I love it. The color scheme, the composition, the execution of the theme, Liya…” kokobombon shared.
“I love Liya, I love the color red… do I love the sight of her holding a giant set of balls? Why not, it’s Christmas,” commented forum member tigerrouge.
“The grey masthead teamed with the red backdrop immediately reminded me of Vogue Italia’s January 2003 cover with Elise Crombez by Steven Meisel. This flops in comparison, but at the very least, there’s a slight hint of the festive season ahead with the red overload,” noted vogue28.
Also quick to point out the questionable hairstyle was blueorchid, stating: “Can you imagine deciding THAT is the best wig for Liya?”
“They did Liya so dirty with that wig,” stated an unforgiving lelaid.
See more of Liya Kebede as Vogue Italia’s December 2023 cover girl and join the conversation, here.