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All the April 2019 Magazine Covers We Loved and Hated

There’s quite a bit to talk about in the magazine space for April 2019. We got a good amount of diversity (at least, from an ethnicity standpoint — body type, not so much) and there were also a number of model covers, including Gisele and Shalom Harlow, that were surprisingly less than stellar. Luckily (often) underrated stunners Ashley Graham and Emily Ratajkowski saved the month.

On a separate note, there was a very important lesson drawn from this month’s covers: There’s still a long way to go when it comes to gender equality, and the magazine industry is part of the problem. Why must powerful women look angry? Why must they be dressed like men? Why must “diversity” be called out and dressed up in cheesy ways? In the coming months, we’ll be looking for the choices of influential editors to push the needle forward.

To check out the best and worst of April’s magazine covers, as well as some killer Chanel fashion and accessories, click through the slideshow above.

[ Next: Fall 2019 Runway Diversity Report: Racial and Age Diversity Step Forward, Size and Gender Inclusivity Step Back ]