Over the past 12 months, several changes and shifts have been made in the fashion world to make it a more inclusive and accepting industry. And thankfully, there are no signs of this slowing down anytime soon. While much of the progress showcased itself in the form of more size-inclusive clothing launches or the fact that this year's fashion month was the most diverse in history, other forward-making moves were documented on the covers of some of our favorite glossies, by featuring women of all ages, races, and identities.
Jane Fonda made a powerful statement by appearing completely un-retouched on the cover of Town & Country, while Vogue Italia's October issue starred the always-stunning Lauren Hutton, who is now the oldest woman ever to appear on a Vogue cover (record-breaking, indeed!). The French edition of the magazine cast, for the first time in history, a transgender model to grace the esteemed glossy. And the July cover of Allure featured its first-ever hijab-wearing cover model, Halima Aden.
On one of the final print issues of Teen Vogue, the magazine featured the first female presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, on its cover, rather than casting a model or actress. And while it may be the end for Teen Vogue's print edition, British Vogue entered a new era under the direction of Editor in Chief Edward Enninful, whose first vintage-inspired cover, which starred Adwoa Aboah, blew people away.
We're excited to see what these publications have in store for the new year!
Read on to see the six most game-changing magazine covers of 2017.