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A Guide to Knowing Your September Issue Cover Stars


The all-important September issue is usually a fashion pub’s biggest and bestselling of the year — so mag’s are not messing around with their cover girls. As you know, Lady Gaga is set for the seminal Vogue cover, but after the jump take a look at who else the top titles have in store, as well as stats on their last cover appearance, sales performance and the reasoning behind their selection. 

ELLE
Katy Perry
Last Appearance: March 2011
Year-End Verdict: #2 bestseller
Reasoning: None…and a hit concert film


Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail