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June 19th, 2012 Posted by Janelle comments (27)

It is not every day you see fashion models on the cover of a major American magazine. Actors, musicians and even omnipresent reality stars have usurped models on US mag covers and few publications understand that the general public might be interested in seeing someone fashionable and beautiful on their glossies, instead of just getting a glimpse of the latest celeb with a movie to pimp.

As a consumate leader W Magazine always goes off the beaten path and creates stunning imagery – case in point, the latest covers shot by Steven Meisel and starring budding supers Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss. The larger than life hair by Oribe, the glowing skin courtesy of Pat McGrath and stunning styling by Edward Enninful, it all combines to create a look that is bold and larger than life – echoing the classic Avedon images of of the original supers from years past. Add to this a charming article that show’s both young women are more than just pretty faces and you have the makings of a must buy issue.

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27 Comments

  1. Lauren says:

    Karlie is a goddess.

  2. Scout1 says:

    JOAN YES!! At first glance I thought this was Trya Banks, Joan is sooooooooooo MAJOR!

  3. tyler says:

    both look AMAZING…love joan’s look here

  4. tyler says:

    both look AMAZING…love joan’s look here

  5. Summer says:

    Joan completely outshines Karlie here… Joan is THE new face of fashion. Get used to it haters, ’cause she’s the future. Period. Basta!

  6. DavidD says:

    Love this

  7. MODELLOBELLO says:

    JOAN AND KARLIE ARE OBVIOUSLY SUPERMODELS NOW!! THEY SHOULD BE TIED FOR THE NUMBER ONE SPOT ON MODELS.COM!!!! ONE IS NOT BETTER THAN THE OTHER, THEY ARE EQUALLY SUPER!! KARLIE AND JOAN ON THE TOP SPOT = MAJOR MOMENT!!!!!

  8. Marty says:

    it’s quite obvious that these two women are going to be around forever now, so happy to see Joan and Karlie. I still can’t get over the fact that Joan is quite commercial but has made it into high fashion, that takes skill.

  9. Sarah Garcia says:

    God’s Blessing has been consistent in righteous and God has blessed all those who has been helping Joan to shine.

  10. Alex says:

    This is Look like TONY&GUY HAIR ADV. Cheep and Tacky! Poor my girls :(

  11. Mags says:

    Yay!! for models!!!
    I’m glad supermodels are on the comeback!!!
    The fashion industry was just waiting for the right girls to come along.

    And isn’t it wonderful that two of the sweetest models in the industry are getting their just deserts.

    Joan and Karlie are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.

    Congrats to all.

  12. le siemen says:

    WTF!!!!!! i almost died when i saw Joan on the cover of W. MY life is almost complete. I’ll die when she’s on the cover of American Vogue. Congratulations to Joan and Karlie. Much Deserved!

  13. eek says:

    Why is their skin color the same?

  14. Anja says:

    The internet is really buzzing with these covers

  15. danielle says:

    They both deserve it. Joan is such a nice person with an infectious personality and Karlie is just a s beautiful. I agree that they should be the #1 (tied on mdc) or joan should be #1 and karlie #2.

  16. tiffp says:

    this is surreal. can anyone say established supermodels! i hope vogue takes note. joans in vogue every month. she should be on the cover of american vogue. joan, arizona and karlie together on a single american vogue cover could also be interesting.

  17. Miguel says:

    The general public understands these two girls. They are beautiful yet obtainable. Most notable, everyone in the business praises both of these girls for their manners, politeness and general positive attitude. They are the true representation of a super model in our current times! LOVE THEM BOTH.

  18. Karrie says:

    Wow!!!

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  20. sarah.lee says:

    @miguel

    I could not have said it better. You are 100% right.

  21. Alexandra says:

    Honestly, both of these women are so beautiful, strong, and talented. So happy to see them grace the cover of W.

    So amazing!!!! :)

  22. K says:

    Beautiful covers!

  23. evrsja says:

    Joan is unreal. Always incredible. And this may be the best shot of Karlie I’ve ever seen.

  24. poo says:

    I LOVE these. Incredible. What a dream team. I’ve been looking back at the work Oribe did w Steven for VI in the early 90s and thought nothing could ever come close but this is getting there. Go Edward.

  25. purposefulvision says:

    I’m not sure what to say. i love joan and that’s all that matters. she brings it every time.

  26. michele says:

    go girls! YES to models on covers! models on covers! models on covers! models on covers!

    bravo and keep it up PLEASE!

  27. Lulu lovefiend says:

    I can’t say WHY exactly but I’ve never been a fan of these two. I just can’t like them. They’re both OK models and periodically do shoots that I love, but to me they are both milquetoast. They just aren’t COMPELLING. These covers are a perfect illustration of that. I still want Joan’s cover though. Karlie looks too much like Tyra for my liking.

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