September Issues: UK Fashion Mags Stick to Models (Save Elle), While US Mags Go with Actresses

September Issues: UK Fashion Mags Stick to Models (Save Elle), While US Mags Go with Actresses

>> The biggest issues of the year — for September — are trickling in, so who was chosen to be a big newsstand seller for each major fashion book?  Both Harper's Bazaar UK and Vogue UK chose models — Natalia Vodianova by Paola Kudacki and Kate Moss by Mario Testino, respectively — while Harper's Bazaar and Vogue went with actresses — Leighton Meester by Terry Richardson and Charlize Theron (the latter of which is not yet out).  American Vogue's choice of an actress is no surprise — in upcoming documentary The September Issue, the magazine's creative director Grace Coddington credits Anna Wintour with foreseeing the power of using celebrities on covers before anyone else — but the model/celebrity divide between the two countries is striking. 

Meanwhile at Elle, both UK and US versions chose actresses: the former Lindsay Lohan by Rankin, the latter Jennifer Aniston (a well-known strong newsstand seller) by Alexei Hay.     

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