Favorite Vogue Cover Models

Remember the days when supermodels graced the covers of all of the major fashion glossies in place of the celebrities of today? Well, it looks like those days may be back. The 2014 September issue of American vogue is confirmed to feature top models Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente and Andreea Diaconu. In celebration of this major step in fashion publication, here are a few of our favorite model magazine covers. Here’s hoping that we see more of these beauties in the future.

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The last time we saw this many one name girls on a magazine cover was back in the 90’s when the big six ruled the runway. The 1993 issue of Vogue featured Claudia, Cindy, Naomi, Christy and Linda all together on one of the biggest fashion magazines in the world.

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Karlie’s American Vogue debut has been a long time coming. This issue of Teen Vogue from February 2008 showed a then 15 year old Karlie alongside 17 year old Chanel Iman and 18 year old Ali Michael. Since then Chanel has graced the cover of Vogue already and Karlie has done so many times internationally. They certainly grow up fast.

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Before there were celebrity magazine covers everywhere, there were models. Introduing Anna Wintour’s very first magazine cover as editor of Vogue featuring Michaela Bercu. Anna says herself the the 1988 Peter Lindbergh cover, “This one broke all the rules. Michaela wasn’t looking at you, and worse, she had her eyes almost closed. Her hair was blowing across her face. It looked easy, casual, a moment that had been snapped on the street, which it had been, and which was the whole point. Afterwards, in the way that these things can happen, people applied all sorts of interpretations: It was about mixing high and low, Michaela was pregnant, it was a religious statement. But none of these things was true. I had just looked at that picture and sensed the winds of change. And you can’t ask for more from a cover image than that.”.

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Just this past year, another groundbreaking Vogue cover made the press. Kate Upton as the world’s first social media supermodel. Famous for her Youtube dancing and sporting a sexy and curvaceous figure not often found in models these days, Kate preceded this month’s cover which announces its cover models as the new generation of “Instagram Supers”. Is this the new trend in the fashion industry? By the looks of it, the answer is yes.


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