French Elle is undergoing a makeover that will be unveiled in its fashion issue due to hit newsstands today, Friday and Ethiopian model Liya Kebede graces the covers.
Liya Kebede fronts the two different covers — one for subscribers that was photographed by Ben Morris, in which she sports Céline, and the other for newsstands, lensed by Andreas Sjödin, in which she wears Balmain.
The weekly magazine’s editor in chief Valérie Toranian said there have been visual tweaks to the title’s layout every two years, but this is the most noticeable change to date. The changes include “the front of the book, called ‘Elle Info Hebdo’ [or ‘Elle Info Weekly’] has a newsy and playful aspect, with short and very creative formats. In the [inside] magazine pages, we focus on longer features…and fashion stories.”
Liya Kebede was also featured on Elle Germany’s February 2014 Issue and previously the Elle France’s December 2012 issue.