Have you ever RUSHED to the newsstand on the day of a release? Well, I guess that question would have been more relevant 5 years ago. Well, we go way further than 5 years back to find the most iconic covers of our time. Which of these do you remember, and which would you love to forget?
“The Passion of Muhammad Ali” is one fo Esquire magazine’s most iconic photos. If you remember, Muhammad Ali refused to go to war and was placed in jail. One of the most loved figures in entertainment instantly became America’s ‘problem child’, and he didn’t care.
How can you not remember when this issue hit the stands? The controversy it caused was unparalleled. The “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video already had parents calling MTV, and this cover was the icing on the cake. Lets not forget, Britney came out when she was 16 years old, and many people weren’t interested in the sexualization of young girls…for obvious reasons.
Naomi Campbell was the face of this groundbreaking September issue. Never before had a black model graced the cover of Vogue magazine during its most prized issue. Anna Wintour made the decision that changed the history of the publication. Although the publication struggled with diversity throughout the years (though it has vastly improved over the past 5 year), this cover broke barriers.
This single cover illustrated how New Yorker’s see the rest of the country, and the rest of the world. Its all about them, and the New Yorker captured that idea perfectly.
Sorry ladies, if you’re over 21 years old… you’re done! Just kidding. But according to this iconic cover from Esquire, American women were trashed after the big 2-1. Thankfully 41 is the new 21, and even then you are FAR from through!
Demi Moore was the first to pose nude with her baby bump. Unfortunately, we now have to see eevverrryyy celeb and model do the same. When this Demi Moore photo hit the stands they actually wrapped it in paper because it was seen as inappropriate and the sexualization of pregnant women.
This John Lenon cover was taken very shortly before he was killed. This is one of the most iconic magazine covers of our time.
This was one of our favorite covers. To us, this symbolized the time that hip-hop and pop completely merged. Pop had to “cross over” more than hip-hop in order to stay relevant. Not to mention, Gwen looks fabulous.