It may not be nice, but someone has to do it. What is “it”, you ask? Pitting two of our favorite supermodels against one another in an Elle cover battle, that’s what!
Both Cindy Crawford and Gisele Bündchen are covering international editions of the magazine this month. Cindy was photographed by Chen Man Zhang Jing for Elle China‘s May issue, while Gisele was photographed by Nino Muñoz for Elle Brazil. The covers themselves are as different as the countries they hail from. Gisele went back-and-white retro by channeling Bridget Bardot in stockings and little else. Cindy, on the other hand, was shot in one of our favorite spring 2011 looks: that two-toned Lanvin number Daria Werbowy wore for Vogue and Emma Stone dazzled in at the BAFTA Awards. Another point of contrast? Cindy’s backdrop is a hazy beachside cityscape.
Okay, folks, here comes the hard part. Take a look at the covers, and pick a side!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.