>> When Interview's August 2010 cover of Marion Cotillard surfaced, Fashionista pointed out that the magazine has started to favor a "standard cover composition: a tight shot of a woman’s face in a black, white, and red palette." It became prevalent as far back as Kristen Stewart's October/November 2009 and Penelope Cruz's December 2009/January 2010 covers and continued for three months in a row with Madonna in May 2010, Megan Fox in June/July 2010, and Marion in August 2010.
Now, Blake Lively's September 2010 cover is out and it follows the same basic pattern — close headshot in blue-tinted grayscale highlighted by red on the cheeks and lips. It seems strange that with Fabien Baron's creative power behind the scenes there's such a formula in place. Will the magazine break out of it next issue?