Since its inception back in 2014, the American edition of Harper’s Bazaar have bestowed upon us their annual icons issue with each and every September issue and the magazine is showing no signs of dropping the tradition anytime soon.
Under the tutelage of the publication’s current editor Samira Nasr, this year’s inductees into Bazaar‘s icon hall of fame for September 2023 are Kendall Jenner, Doja Cat and Paul Mescal. The trio of cover stars are each given their own solo cover for the event, all appearing before the lens of photographer Mario Sorrenti. Kendall Jenner, in her cover shot (above), wears Miu Miu while Doja Cat (below) wears a show-stopping creation from Dolce & Gabbana and Paul Mascal (after the jump) sports Gucci – all selected by stylist Beat Bolliger.
Per usual, members of our forums were quick to respond to the covers. “Icons? What icons?” asked WilliamsLe010919.
“Where are the icons?” MON laughed.
“I totally forbid the use of the word ICON from a fashion magazine until the end of time!” declared Kerg.
“Bland and boring, two words which are now synonymous with Samira Nasr’s Harper’s Bazaar. Absolutely no surprise AT ALL to see these covers, not even for such a celebratory month like September, have zero oomph or pizazz to them. A downright embarrassment to declare this an issue dedicated to icons – and deliver us this,” voiced vogue28.
“You wouldn’t think these are supposed to be September covers! Everything is just so cold and sterile. The fact that they wanted Kendall AND Doja screams desperation, such a massive red flag,” Benn98 pointed out.
Are you impressed? Join the conversation and await more from Bazaar‘s September 2023 issue, here.