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Year in Review: The Best (and Worst!) Magazine Covers of 2019

It’s been a crazy year for magazines. Glamour ditched print in favor of digital. Porter cut back on issues (but the mag’s set to make a biannual comeback in Spring 2020) and the U.K. edition of Marie Claire shut down completely. There were also lots of staff changes, like Justine Picardie leaving British Harper’s Bazaar and Anne Fulenwider departing American Marie Claire.

But 2019 wasn’t all doom and gloom. Back in March, we witnessed the relaunch of Vogue Greece and Vogue Hong Kong made its highly-anticipated debut. Sara Moonves made some welcome changes over at W, Radhika Jones finally started creating newsworthy covers of Vanity Fair and Edward Enninful continued to impress at the helm of British Vogue.

Of course, it’s the magazine’s front cover that can either make or break an issue. From Allure to Vogue Paris to American ELLE, we’ve reviewed everything the biggest titles had to offer this year.

Scroll through the slideshow above to see which magazine covers stood out from the rest, for all the right and wrong reasons.