Super Modern

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

  2. 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!!!!!

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    So amazing!!!! 🙂

  11. 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.

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

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

    bravo and keep it up PLEASE!

  14. 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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