In a painfully obvious play to “break the internet,” Vogue has enlisted Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Ansel Elgort to appear in a spread shot by Mario Testino.
The result is even more nightmarish than it sounds. Bieber sports his furrowed brow model face, the styling is all over the place (“boho chic” circa early 2000s next to dapper suits. Bieber “tanning” in full denim. Obvious Calvin Klein credit obligations) and the props are plentiful and hilarious (a dog, coffee cup, headphones, a bike… the list goes on).
Kendall is rumored to be the next face of Calvin Klein, so the pics of her and Bieber seem somewhat prophetic.
The images look like staged, high-res paparazzi shots (which, I gather, is the point) but the result is horribly tacky, even by current Vogue standards. Come on Vogue, we deserve better.