Even in the midst of a pandemic, the September issues are still the most important editions on the print calendar. And this year, editors had to get creative. Some September 2020 covers really hit the mark. But, as usual, some fall completely flat.
Vogue decided to focus on hope with many of its editions, including British Vogue’s salute to activism. What really impresses us about the current crop of September covers is how diverse the cover stars are. Hunter Schafer wins the month with a pair of breathtaking Allure covers. Rihanna is (once again) the face of Harper’s Bazaar. And Jill Kortleve stars on Vogue Netherlands’ latest offering.
On the fashion front, we are both pleased and disappointed. InStyle is a clear winner by outfitting Zendaya in two striking looks. Both ELLE Spain and Town & Country surprised us with their stylish covers. We’re still on the fence regarding Vogue Paris’ ode to the 80s, though.
See the slideshow above for the best and worst September 2020 covers.