FROM THE ARCHIVES

W Flashback: Revisit the Best Covers of W Magazine


Take it from Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Shalom Harlow, Gisele Bündchen, Christy Turlington, Amber Valletta, Claudia Schiffer, Gemma Ward, Cara Delevingne, and Stella Tennant, to name a few: If you’re one of the biggest supermodels of the 20th and 21st centuries, then at some point or another, you’ve starred on the cover of W. And yet, they’re just a fraction of the faces to have done so since the 1970s: Moss and co. also regularly make room for more heavyweights like Rihanna, who posed for Steven Klein as the baddest bitch of the post-apocalypse, or George Clooney, who underwent a Yayoi Kusama makeover for the 2014 Art Issue. And then there’s Brad Pitt, who hasn’t just posed for the Art Issue over the years, too: He’s also even photographed a W cover, contributing one of his black-and-white portraits of Angelina Jolie. From Barbara Kruger and Kim Kardashian’s unexpected partnership to Winona Ryder’s “Free Winona” tee, take a look back at those highlights and more from the archives, here.

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Kate Moss photographed by Juergen Teller for the cover of W Magazine, September 2003.

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George Clooney photographed by Emma Summerton for the cover of W Magazine, December / January 2014.

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Kate Hudson photographed by Michael Thompson for the the cover of W Magazine, July 2003.

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Winona Ryder photographed by Michael Thompson for the cover of W Magazine, June 2002.

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Jennifer Anniston photographed by Richard Prince for the cover of W Magazine, November 2007.

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Angelina Jolie photographed by Brad Pitt for the cover of W Magazine, November 2008.

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Daniel Day Lewis photographed by Tim Walker for the cover of W Magazine, December 2017.

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Kate Moss photographed by Craig McDean for the cover of W Magazine, April 2001.

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Jessica Chastain photographed by Rineke Dijkstra for the cover of W Magazine, November 2015.

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Rihanna photographed by Steven Klein for the cover of W Magazine, September 2016.

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Amy Adams photographed by Tim Walker for the cover of W Magazine, February 2015.

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Gwyneth Paltrow photographed by Steven Klein for the cover of W Magazine, October 2007.

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Mert Alas,Marcus Piggott

Kate Moss photographed by Mert and Marcus for the cover of W Magazine, September 2003.

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Kim Kardashian photographed by Mark Seliger for the cover of W Magazine, November 2010.

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Steven Klein

Kate Moss photographed by Steven Klein for the cover of W Magazine, March 2012.

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Kate Moss photographed by Steven Klein for the cover of W Magazine, March 2012.

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Emma Stone photographed by Juergen Teller for the cover of W Magazine, February 2013.

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Cate Blanchett photographed by Alex Prager for the cover of W Magazine, Volume Five 2018.

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Inez Van Lamsweerde,Vinoodh Matadin

Cara Delevigne photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for the cover of W Magazine, October 2014.

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Saoirse Ronan photographed by Tim Walker for the cover of W Magazine, Volume One 2019.

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Sorrenti Mario

Kate Moss photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the cover of W Magazine, November 2005.

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Michael Thompson

Kate Moss photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the cover of W Magazine, September 2003.

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Jennifer Aniston photographed by Michael Thompson for the cover of W Magazine, November 2005.

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Jessica Chastain photographed by George Condo for the cover of W Magazine, The Art Issue 2018.