Elle Taiwan stars Hello Kitty

H&M may generate their models by placing a real head on a digital body, but Elle Taiwan prefers to do things in reverse. For their 20th anniversary the magazine has decided to forgo a traditional cover model replacing her with a gigantic real life Hello Kitty for their special edition. It’s not the first nor the last time that Hello Kitty will show up on [or in] a fashion magazine, though this certainly ranks as one of the more unsettling appearances. Is it a case of culture shock or do you believe Hello Kitty, at the very least in this incarnation, does not belong on a cover?

Hello Kitty cover Elle Taiwan's December Issue

You can see an alternative cover and leave your comment after the jump.

Hello Kitty cover Elle Taiwan's December Issue

The Hello Kitty covers happily will not hit the newsstands where they would be frightening to children and the elderly, instead you’ll most likely encounter the cover below.

Elle Taiwan's Newstand December Cover

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When he's not shooting the runway shows from around the globe, Allan Barger works as Fashionising.com's Art Director. That sees him work to bring you all all the latest photo shoots from the established and emerging talent of the photographers and stylists who push the industry forwards. When the picture doesn't quite speak a thousand words, Allan sets his trigger finger to the keyboard to share his written insights.