Zooey Deschanel Covers Marie Claire US May 2012

Ever since New Girl hit TV screens I’ve been addicted, so it’s nice to see Zooey Deschanel covering the May 2012 issue of Marie Claire US. I think it’s quite surprising that this is one of Zooey Deschanel’s first major glossy magazine covers, as everyone I know loves New Girl.

Zooey models a look from Gucci’s Spring 2012 collection for the cover, and her accompanying editorial is filled with yet more Gucci, as well as sultry LBD’s by Hervé Léger, Reem Acra and Valentino. It’s nice to see a different side to Zooey (Marie Claire report that she arrived at the shoot wearing a plaid skirt and cream knit, both by Sandro) but I’m not so keen on the actual cover shot. There’s something quite awkward and uncomfortable about the pose.

Are you pleased to see Zooey on the cover of Marie Claire US? Do you think Gucci was the right choice for her shoot? Will you buy the May 2012 issue? [photo Tesh, image marieclaire.com]