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Doutzen Kroes and Angelina Jolie on July Cover of Harper's Bazaar

Which Harper's Bazaar July Cover Wins — Fashion or Celebrity?

Harper's Bazaar invented its dual-cover concept in 2001, but it's especially important today since newsstand sales have become as pertinent as advertising revenue. For its July issue, the mag is giving subscribers a fierce fashion cover shot of model Doutzen Kroes, shot by Terry Richardson. But newsstand shoppers will see a completely different cover, one that features a Getty image of Angelina Jolie taken at the LA premiere of Curious Case of Benjamin Button in December 2008. This is the first time Bazaar is using a stock image and its success rate remains to be seen.

"Our readers told us they are completely fascinated by Angelina Jolie. For us, it's about giving readers what they want, when they want it . . . for our subscribers, who desire a more fashion-forward image, we've got the next great supermodel, Doutzen Kroes. Either way, the reader wins," said a spokesperson. So tell me, which cover do you prefer — fashion or celebrity?


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Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 8 years
I miss the days when ONLY models were on fashion magazines covers. This Angelina cover looks like Us Weekly or something. Hate it.
oni1 oni1 8 years
if i were to choose a magazine and both had the titles covered, i would choose angelina's. not because one is an actress and the other a model, but because that cover stands out more, tempts me by displaying what's inside and makes me want to read more about it. on the issue of model vs actress-who says an actress can't be a model? or vice versa? at least some of the actresses they put on the covers are more typical to the average woman. ex, eva longoria isn't 6ft, queen latifah isn't size 0. i like the variety. i do however remember the jlo obsession and was so sick of seeing her on the cover as almost every magazine around 2001. so i guess i don't care who's pic is on the cover, as long as that person isn't overplayed.
gonexdancing gonexdancing 8 years
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
Ok. So I personally like Doutzen on the cover much better. All I have to say it stay in your lane - fashion is fashion and acting is acting....They both look great but Doutzen is more fitting.
KMattes KMattes 8 years
It's not so much that it's a celeb, or that it's Jolie, it's just that whenever a respectable magazine uses a stock image for their COVER, it really turns me off.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I am so glad I'm a subscriber, because if I have to see one more magazine with a stupid pic of Angelina covered in amateur graffiti-style writing, I will vomit in my mouth. and Doutzen looks incredible...
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
To answer Clew001, I am NOT infatuated with Angelina. To be quite honest, I'm sick of all the Brad and Angelina coverage.
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
Doutzen all the way! I second everybody that said that the Angelina cover looks like it belongs on a tabloid. And if they insist on having actresses instead of models, they could at least do a photoshoot...
mommie mommie 8 years
I prefer fashion be fashion.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
When the cover with Doutzen arrived in my mail yesterday I was SO excited to actually see a model! Then I saw the alternative cover and was like WTF? I completely understand that they have to sell magazines, but it also feels like they're cheating somehow.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
the fashion cover for sure! i'm tired of seeing celebs on the cover of mags sometimes!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Fashion. It's supposed to be a FASHION magazine, not some stupid tabloid. They even used a paparazzi shot for that cover. It's not even a picture from a photoshoot. Plus that cover has way too much text on it.
ninetwenteetoo ninetwenteetoo 8 years
i don't really care if a celeb is on the cover, but to not even do a photo shoot and just use some pic taken by the paparazzi at an event? blah. DK cover for sure.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
angelina's is too cluttered though i adore the written font at the bottom right hand corner.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Fashion! The celeb shot looks like a grocery store tabloid.
rebecca21 rebecca21 8 years
bazaar was one of the last fashion magazines worth buying, now it's looking no better than tabloids.
kcmosinki kcmosinki 8 years
post #12, I couldn't have said it better myself :)
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
Fashion by far! Doutzen exudes hotness on this cover
estella241 estella241 8 years
I'm disappointed that I won't be able to buy the Doutzen cover at a store. I prefer models to actresses on the covers of fashion magazines, and I only buy Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W, etc. if they feature a model on the front. I also don't like that they are using a stock photo of Angelina. It seems so cheap and tabloid-y.
kty kty 8 years
the Doutzen one...she looks gorgeous and the other pic of Angie is an old one even though she looks good there....
Louie Louie 8 years
Doutzen, for sure. I miss the days of the model being the cover girl. When I see a celeb on the cover, I instantly think "tabloid" whether it's Vogue or People.
Nataliacosta Nataliacosta 8 years
oh my god doutzen looks so unbelievably stunning at!
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