The September Issue

In magazine terms, the September issue is the Jupiter to all other months – mammoth, eclipsing all other issues (even gift guide and turkey recipe-heavy December). If you’ve seen the excellent eponymous fashion documentary, you’ll know just how important the September issue really is. They’re heavy, dripping with advertisers and pulling out all stops to land the year’s best cover.

There’s not a model in sight; instead, three of Hollywood’s favourite actresses and one darling of the fashion and celeb world go head-to-head in the battle of the newsstands…

Vogue – Cover: Halle Berry. Page count: 726

Elle – Cover: Julia Roberts. Page count: 562

Harper’s Bazaar – Cover: Jennifer Aniston. Page count: 508

Marie Claire – Cover: Mary-Kate Olson. Page count: 296

Which is your favourite cover?