Quelle surprise! The lovely Marion Cotillard is covering not one, but two Vogue issues in August--the US edition, which we first revealed yesterday, and now the cover of Vogue Paris.
The two covers are strikingly different, though, given the cover girl, are equally jolie. The US cover sees the French actress, who stars in the upcoming Batman installment The Dark Knight Rises, showing off her excellent posture in a blue velvet blazer and somewhat natural makeup. The Paris version, photographed by Mario Sorrenti, features an extreme closeup of Cotillard's beautiful (though heavily airbrushed) visage. What happened to her little forehead mole?
So which do you prefer? The Vogue Paris cover is clearly the more striking shot, but the zero-clothes aspect makes us feel like it's almost more suited for a beauty mag like Allure. And while EIC Emanuelle Alt claims that the "especial edition" issue is "celebrat[ing] the reality of the Parisian dream," we kind of think that dream should involve Marion's mole and less airbrushing. So even though the US cover may be a little bit bland (and just the thought of donning velvet in this weather makes us schvitz), it's probably the more appropriate cover for the fashion bible.
So which cover would you rather pick up at the newsstand: American Marion ou Mme. Cotillard en français?