The September Issues: Marc and Gaga Headline V

September's tremendous—often hefty—fall fashion issues bring you even more reason to get psyched for cooler weather. Here's the rundown of what's hitting newsstands, including Halle Berry's groundbreaking cover.

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For its September cover, V Magazine paired one of the biggest designers in the world with one of the biggest pop stars: Marc Jacobs and Lady Gaga, dressed up like the Statue of Liberty herself.
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Inside, the twosome headlined an editorial on the top New York personalities, with Jacobs pushing a platform-clad Gaga down a sidewalk in a grocery cart.
As September's tremendous fall fashion issues bring you even more reason to get psyched for cooler weather, here's the rundown of what's hitting newsstands. Boasting 726 pages of fall looks (not to mention ads, and ads, and ads), the latest September issue from the titans at Vogue is a significant one this year, not for its page count, but rather its cover girl. Halle Berry is the first black woman to grace the magazine's September cover since Naomi Campbell in 1989. Channeling old Hollywood starlets like Louise Brooks with a fetching new bob, Berry looks timeless enough to transcend the next 21 years (though one hopes it won't take that long before Vogue taps another black woman to appear on the next September cover).
Lady Gaga has reliably been on the forefront of trends, but her Vanity Fair cover adds little shock value to the garden of gray tresses we've seen lately. Dazed & Confused beat VF to the punch with its August cover featuring former model Kristen McMenamy in all her silver-maned glory. Still, the style-focused issue offers up VF's best-dressed list, and the return of preppy style.
Hello, gorgeous! It seems a little strange to declare that Jennifer Aniston's tribute to Barbra Streisand on the cover of Harper's Bazaar is the most stunning we've seen her in a while (she's not exactly looking like herself on the two subscriber and newsstand covers), but the adaptation seems rather apropos. In her interview, Aniston says, "People laugh at me. Sometimes I know why, and sometimes I don’t. But I can pretty much find humor in anything. That is a necessary part of life." Funny girl, indeed.
Newly-appointed editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, knew he had a feat on his hands with this month's W. Besides the obvious expectations surrounding September issues, last month's show-stopping cover featuring a smoldering Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall was a soaring one to match. But Tonchi's first effort out of the gates deftly shows off the former T Magazine editor's new vision for the magazine, complete with a full-on redesign, an updated logo, and for this month, a sleek and sexy triple gatefold cover featuring eight rising star actresses: Kat Dennings, Jessica Chastain, Yaya DaCosta, Greta Gerwig, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Roberts and Zoë Kravitz.
Jessica Simpson's cover turn for Lucky shows off a more menswear-inspired look than what we're used to seeing on her. We expected something a little more feminine (and flattering, even), considering the display text reading that she's "finally loving her body," but the interior spread reveals of a more polished, girly Simpson. Cover girl aside, from figure-flattering outfits, to affordable dressing options, this is your fall guidebook for all things shopping-related.
Looking fierce and feline-like on Glamour's cover, J-Lo announces, "The tiger's still in there," lest anyone think that marriage and motherhood have tamed her. Inside, there's no shortage of animal-print patterns as Lopez hammers the femme fatale trend to death, while other fashion features include outfit pieces for under $50 and classic dressing tips from Tommy Hilfiger.
No, it's not déjà vu. While last year's September issue of Marie-Claire featured Ashley Olsen, this time it's Mary-Kate's turn. In addition to showcasing the actress and one-half of the creative partnership behind fashion lines, The Row and Elizabeth & James, this month's issue of MC offers up plenty of high-low fashion options, as well as a sneak preview of style master Tim Gunn's forthcoming memoir.
Capitalizing on the "more is more" credo that tends to be reflected in most fashion magazine's September issues, Elle released three different covers of Julia Roberts to compliment the release of her late-summer flick "Eat, Pray, Love." While no one cover really typifies eating, praying or loving, we adore seeing the variously stunning sides of Roberts, who, unlike many actresses her age, can still move her face (inside she scolds Hollywood for the pressure it puts on actresses of a certain age to turn to Botox).
We love the recent turn that Kim Kardashian has taken lately, first in a "Graduate-inspired" fashion spread for Elle with young pop star Justin Bieber, and now as Allure's cover model. Showing off a complexion that's less tanned than usual, her overall less-is-more look recalls that of an old Hollywood screen starlet.
Cosmo content has always been more focused on what's going on in the bedroom than what's going on in your closet, but even so, we're still pretty stunned by the cover line, "Untamed Va-jay-jays." And while Jessica Alba looks pin-up hot, we can't help but feel like a cruel prank's been played on the unsuspecting actress.
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