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Blast from the Past: See the Most ’90s W Magazine Covers


Up until midway through 1992, W magazine published two issues monthly — which gave Kate Moss twice as many issues cover opportunities each year. But beyond Moss’s frequent appearances on the magazine’s cover, *W*‘s pages were also graced by the likes of Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour — the whole crew of ’90s “supers.” Over the course of the decade, that started to shift: Models on the cover slowly gave way to film and music stars on the cover. Nicole Kidman and Annette Bening were among the first, appearing as early as 1992, but it wasn’t until Tom Cruise in 1997 that the trend became apparent. Looking back on these covers from a 2016 vantage highlights how many of these fashion and screen stars are still relevant today. And, hey, some of the cover lines still work. See the best W magazine covers of the ’90s, here.

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W magazine January 8, 1990.

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Cindy Crawford on the cover of W magazine, September 17, 1990.

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Naomi Campbell on the cover of W magazine, December 24, 1990.

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Jean-Paul Gaultier on the cover of W magazine March 1, 1991.

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Annette Bening on the cover of W Magazine April 3, 1992.

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Nicole Kidman on the cover of W magazine April 27, 1992.

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The 20th anniversary issue of W magazine, July 20, 1992.

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Linda Evangelista on the cover of W magazine September 28, 1992.

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Karl Lagerfeld muse Kristen McMenamy on the cover of W magazine February 1, 1993.

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One of Kate Moss’s first appearances on the cover of W magazine May 10, 1993.

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Cecillia Chancellor on the cover of W magazine January 1994.

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Stephanie Seymour on the cover of W magazine May 1994.

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Kate Moss on the cover of W magazine, February 1995.

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Kate Moss on the cover of W magazine for the second time in 1995 — this time for the September 1995 issue.

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Christy Turlington on the cover of W magazine January 1996.

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Shalom Harlow on the cover of W magazine February 1996.

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Tom Cruise on the cover of W magazine, January 1997.

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W magazine 25th anniversary issue, August 1997.

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Liv Tyler on the cover of W magazine, July 1998.

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Christy Turlington on the cover of W magazine, September 1998.

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Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of W magazine, December 1998.

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Kate Moss on the cover of W magazine once again, in March 1999.

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A very pregnant Cindy Crawford on the cover of W magazine, June 1999.

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Brad Pitt on the cover of W magazine, July 1999.

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Jennifer Aniston on the cover of W magazine, November 1999.

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Jodie Foster on the cover of W magazine, December 1999.