Supermodel Gisele caused quite the stir this week after appearing unrecognizable on the cover of Vogue Italia.
The 42-year-old was draped in a red Valentino gown that boasted a corset bodice and batwing sleeves.
She embodied ‘vampire chic’ with an exaggerated porcelain complexion amplified by a blood red lip, smoky black eyeshadow and finely drawn on eyebrows.
But the look has failed to strike a chord with fashion fans – who said she looks more like the devil.
Supermodel Gisele caused quite the stir this week after being unrecognizable on the cover of Vogue Italia
Gisele, who is considered the highest paid supermodel in the world, is not the only celebrity who has been done dirty in underwhelming magazine shoots
And the claims were not helped by the awkward placement of the O and G of the magazine’s title which emerged from her slicked back red tresses to form ‘horns.’
But Gisele is not the only celebrity who has been done dirty in underwhelming or controversial magazine shoots.
From Gigi Hadid’s blackface scandal to Nicole Kidman’s cartoon character chaos, here, FEMAIL takes a look at some of the worst photoshoots to date.
Wayward eyebrows, braided pigtails and a very awkward angle: Hailey Bieber’s Harper’s Bazaar cover really missed the mark
Model Hailey Bieber is renowned for her stunning appearances in major ads for brands including Guess, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger.
But despite her undeniable beauty, Harper’s Bazaar 2021 photoshoot with the stunner really missed the mark.
The images, shot by Amy Troost and styled by Sydney Rose Thomas, left a lot to be desired.
Harper’s Bazaar photoshoot in 2021 with stunner Hailey Bieber really missed the mark – and left many underwhelmed
Model Hailey Bieber is renowned for her stunning appearances in major ads for brands including Guess, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger
The non-glam, demur look saw Hailey sporting wayward eyebrows and braided pigtails with strands of wispy hair trying to escape as if she had suffered static shock.
The angle was also not a flattering one. Hailey cocked her head slightly to the side and elevated her chin to look down at the camera.
But the attempt at a sultry look of seduction packed little heft on the page.
Not even the $3,000 Balenciaga metal mesh v-neck could bring the shoot back from the brink.
Nicole’s flair fell flat: Kidman’s cover shoot for Perfect magazine failed to pack a punch
In August 2022, Nicole Kidman’s jaw-dropping cover shoot for Perfect magazine, which celebrates pop culture’s greatest icons, divided opinion.
The Hollywood star, 55, caused quite the stir as she proudly flexed her ripped biceps and flaunted her toned abs while posing in a micro mini skirt and crop top.
Injecting even more funky flair to the shoot, Nicole eschewed her signature blonde waves in favor of an orange-red ‘do that featured a blunt bob framing her face, while long straight strands hung around her shoulders and down her back.
In August 2022, Nicole Kidman’s jaw-dropping cover shoot for Perfect magazine, which celebrates pop culture’s greatest icons, divided opinion
The cover photo was one of a series of avant-garde images taken by photographer Zhong Lin for the third issue of Perfect magazine
Looking decades younger than her 55 years, the Oscar-winning actress and mother-of-four cut an imposing figure as the magazine hailed her as ‘the perfect icon.’
The cover photo was one of a series of avant-garde images taken by photographer Zhong Lin – but unimpressed fans failed to see the positives.
Instead they questioned her wrinkle-free complexion and uneven haircut before slamming the jumble of ideas which left her looking like a ‘cartoon character.’
Many fans failed to see the magazine cover shoot with the 55-year-old Hollywood star in a positive light
‘It looks nothing like her’: Gigi Hadid stuns for all the wrong reasons on the cover of Vogue Italia
Gigi Hadid’s appearance on the cover of Vogue Italia in 2018 left people scratching their heads.
Confused fans asked why the May cover image looked ‘nothing like her’ with some suggesting that her appearance had been digitally altered and even darkened.
Shot by acclaimed American photographer Steven Klein, the photo shows a heavily-bronzed Gigi sharing the cover with male model Justin Martin.
Even US Vogue’s sister publication Teen Vogue published a damming article questioning Gigi’s skin tone on the cover, following a sneak peek on Wednesday.
And Gigi herself would later apologize for the look.
Gigi Hadid’s appearance on the cover of Vogue Italia in 2018 left people scratching their heads as it looked ‘nothing like her’
And the model herself would later apologize for the look in a lengthy statement shared to Instagram
In a lengthy statement shared to Instagram, the model wrote: ‘This is a photo of me returning home from my Vogue shooting on April 3… you can see the level I have been bronzed to on set that day.
‘Please understand that my control of a shoot 1. is non existent in terms of creative direction. 2. ends completely when I leave set, and anything done to a photo in post is out of my control fully.
‘The bronzing and photoshop is a style that S.Klein has done for many years and I believe was what was expected from the shoot (to show me in a different way creatively).
‘BUT, although I understand what Vogue Italia’s intentions were, it was not executed correctly, and the concerns that have been brought up are valid.
‘I want to address this for those who were offended by the editing/retouching/coloring of the cover. Please know things would have been different if my control of the situation was different.
She said: ‘It’s our responsibility to acknowledge those issues and communicate through them to work towards a more diverse industry’
‘Regardless, I want to apologize because my intention is never to diminish those concerns or take opportunities away from someone else, and I hope this can be an example to other magazines and teams in the future.
A spokesman for Condé Nast International told MailOnline at the time: ‘Throughout its history, Vogue Italia has respected and encouraged the creative viewpoints of commissioned photographers. In our latest cover shoot by Steven Klein, the vision was to create a beachwear-themed story with a stylized bronzing effect.
‘We understand that the result has caused some debate with our readers, and we sincerely apologize if we have caused any offence.’
‘Extremely disappointed’: Kamala Harris herself was left very underwhelmed by her Vogue appearance
Vice President Kamala Harris was reportedly ‘extremely disappointed’ with her Vogue cover shoot in 2021 after the magazine made the decision to swap out her chosen image for another photo at the last minute.
The now 58-year-old’s debut for the magazine sparked outrage as hundreds of social media users hit out at Vogue and its editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
They were accused of ‘lightening’ the the VP’s skin in the images while basting the ‘lazy’ editing.
Vice President Kamala Harris was reportedly ‘extremely disappointed’ with her Vogue cover shoot in 2021
A source told DailyMail.com at the time that Harris had thought her preferred image – which shows the VP in a powder blue suit – would be used on the cover
A source told DailyMail.com at the time that Harris had thought her preferred image – which shows the VP in a powder blue suit – would be used on the cover.
Harris was reportedly only made aware that the more ‘casual’ photo of her wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers had been swapped in when the cover was leaked online.
But a Vogue insider denied that Harris’ team ever requested photo or cover approval, and insisted that a specific cover shot had not been agreed upon.
Corpse-like catastrophe: GQ’s shoot with Brad Pitt made the movie star look like a dead body
The veteran movie star appeared on GQ’s August 2022 cover floating in a pool of flowers with his face frozen in a blank stare toward the ceiling.
Photographer Elizaveta Porodina, who shot the cover, said at that time that it was ‘a really surreal feeling to see a face that you have known so well throughout your whole life, reflected in the images of your own making.
‘It’s an even more surreal feeling to have Brad Pitt collaborating on your vision, going full in on any challenge with charm and humour, understanding the images to the core so quickly — and adding something of his own, something special — that would further enrich the story.’
The veteran movie star appeared on GQ’s August 2022 cover floating in a pool of flowers with his face frozen in a blank stare toward the ceiling
But fans wasted no time in heaping on the criticism – and were quick to point out that Brad, who is adored by many for looking good, looked anything but in the shoot
But fans did not share her enthusiasm and wasted no time in heaping on the criticism.
Many were quick to point out that Brad, who is adored by many for looking good, looked anything but.
Some commented that the actor instead resembled a corpse given his pale complexion and emotionless gaze.
Others were left convinced that the model was in fact not Brad at all – and that he had been substituted for a wax effigy.
‘Intense, racist legacy’: LeBron James and Gisele Bündchen’s cover sparked outcry
In 2021, Meghan McCain slammed Vogue Magazine for its ‘intense, racist legacy’ and cited the LeBron James and Gisele Bündchen cover in April 2008 as one of her examples.
The TV personality said she had issues with the fashion magazine since it featured the basketball star alongside the model in a pose that resembled a World War I recruitment poster of a gorilla taking a white woman hostage.
She told The View in 2021: ‘Look I have been done with Vogue ever since they put a racist cover with LeBron James and Gisele on the cover, where he’s meant to look like an ape holding a woman.’
LeBron James and Gisele Bündchen’s Vogue cover in April 2008 sparked outcry over its racial undertones
Meghan McCain said she had issues with the fashion magazine since it featured the basketball star alongside the model in a pose that resembled a World War I recruitment poster of a gorilla taking a white woman hostage
At the time, The Today Show reported, Vogue had bragged that James would be the first black man on its cover, but when the image was released, it drew a lot of criticism, with many saying it perpetuated racial stereotypes of a dangerous black man.
Vogue spokesman Patrick O’Connell said the magazine ‘sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game’ for the issue devoted to size and shape.
‘We think Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen look beautiful together and we are honored to have them on the cover,’ he said.
Vogue spokesman Patrick O’Connell said: ‘We think Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen look beautiful together and we are honored to have them on the cover’
But magazine analyst Samir Husni said he believed the photo was deliberately provocative, as magazine editors typically devote a lot of time to their cover photos.
‘So when you have a cover that reminds people of King Kong and brings those stereotypes to the front – black man wanting white woman, it’s not innocent,’ he said.
‘Vogue has a very, very problematic history,’ McCain concluded.
‘Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before’: Jessica Chastain’s suffered a makeup misstep on the cover of W
W’s November 2015 cover featured Jessica Chastain, describing her appearance as being ‘like you’ve never seen her before.’
And it was not wrong.
The star, who was styled by Edward Enninful, channeled her inner punk persona with shocks of pink hair and imposing block eyebrows.
W’s November 2015 cover featured Jessica Chastain, describing her appearance as being ‘like you’ve never seen her before’
The now 45-year-old edgy cover shoot in 2015 left many fans not knowing where to look
And as if that wasn’t enough, the now 45-year-old also put on a very busty display in a lacy black Givenchy dress.
But the adventurous new look, photographed by Steven Klein, was more ‘makeup tutorial gone wrong’ than the gothic chic it was presumably aiming for.
It left fans not knowing where to look as all the elements of the shoot vied for attention and distracted from the model herself.
Pale problems: Saoirse Ronan looked washed out thanks to the styling choices on New York Magazine’s cover
Actress Saoirse Ronan graced the cover of New York Magazine’s 2016 spring fashion issue.
‘We were very much inspired by these fantastic, bold fashion illustrations by the great artist René Gruau,’ photography director Jody Quon said of the cover, citing the old, heightened fashion of the 40s and 50s.
‘We really wanted to zero in on the extraordinary intensity of her eyes.’
Actress Saoirse Ronan graced the cover of New York Magazine’s 2016 spring fashion issue – but ended up so pale that she was almost see through
The natural beauty of Saoirse, now 28, was hidden behind the gimmicky color pairings on the front cover
Elaborating further, the Cut’s style director, Rebecca Ramsey, said at the time: ‘We wanted to use bold color. It was such a fun season to show off graphic shapes.’
But it seems that the shoot went a little too far in its efforts to capture the look.
Saoirse, now 28, ended up so pale that she was almost see through and was dangerously close to blending into the white backdrop.
Her pale complexion was a stark contrast to the gimmicky and mismatched splashes of color which all competed for the limelight.