We know that magazine covers are not everything.
But, as we’ve noted before, the artistry behind some of them is remarkable.
So it’s important to understand how the designs were made.
Here’s a look at the top 25 magazine covers of the last decade.
The Next Big Thing: The Next BIG Thing from Playboy by Daniele Fiorani and Stefano Galletti.
The magazine’s editor and a young woman with a knack for fashion have a lot of fun with this provocative cover.
A Very Special Issue: The Girl in Black by David Hockney.
Hockneys stylishly evokes a time when a young man with a passion for fashion and a penchant for making men look at him differently than they would have done in the past are still considered ‘fashionable.’
The Great Fashion Revolution: The Age of Fashion by Kate Millett.
Millett’s cover has become a cultural icon, and the designer is still selling the same clothes he made when he was a teenager.
Fashion is for Everybody: The New Age of Style by Michael Kors.
The designer’s collection has been on the decline for decades, but the new collection of shoes and dresses will give young women a new sense of style.
Fashion: A World of Change by Elle Woods.
The New York Times bestselling book explores the changing world of fashion, from the rise of a woman-owned clothing brand to the fashion industry’s evolution and its influence on the fashion world.
The Last Great American Man: The Last Greatest American Man by Nick Bilton.
The iconic portrait of a man in a suit, his hair in a bun, and his eyes shut and smiling is an enduring portrait.
The Greatest American Men of All Time: The Greatest Men of the Last Century by Mark A. Stern.
Stern’s cover depicts a young, muscular, confident, and self-assured man with one arm folded in the other and a cigarette in his mouth.
Fashion for All: The World in Your Eyes by Dermot O’Leary.
O’Leary captures the essence of the American male in a style that celebrates masculinity.
The Fashion of the Fifties: The Fashioning of the Sixties by James Baldwin.
This book, the second in Baldwin’s “The Fiftieth Century,” is a history of the fifties that captures the zeitgeist and reflects on the sixties and seventies.
Fashion, Sex, and Gender by Nancy Cartwright.
Cartwright’s debut novel features a series of beautifully detailed portraits of women that have never been seen before.
Fashioning Modern: The Making of the Modern Man by Richard L. Williams.
Williams tells the story of the fashion designer Richard Lasseter, who is also a designer.
The Art of the Fashion Dress: The Story of the Women Who Made It by Karen O. Wills.
Willing’s book is a remarkable look at how women of the past and present have worked, created, and shaped fashion.
Fashion at the Center of the World: Fashion at its Center by Mary McCarthy.
McCarthy’s latest book is one of the most beautiful collections of photographs ever made.
The Complete Collection: Fashion on the Front Lines by Lina Ponce de Leon.
This is a collection of stories from the past that illustrate the lives of women who have made fashion their livelihood.
The Life and Times of a Fashion Icon: The Art and Life of a New York Fashion Icon by Nancy Olliffe.
The collection shows how women have been at the forefront of fashion in the United States.
The Illustrated History of the Female Fashion Designer by Ellen Stowe.
Stowe’s book tells the stories of some of the greatest designers in fashion history.
The Best of The Illustrated Book of Fashion Design, 1900-1950 by Doris Day.
The book has the history and the inspiration of fashion from the 1890s to the 1950s, showing how fashion has changed and changed again.
The Magazine, The Fashion, The World of Fashion: The Best Of The Illustrated Collection, 1901-1950.
These are the most well-known, most influential, and best-selling magazines in fashion.
The Modern Female Fashion, 1900 to 1950 by Dorie Gurney.
Gurnsey shows how the world of women has changed over the past 50 years, as well as the history of women in the industry and how they’ve influenced fashion.
The Woman in the Mirror: The Life of Dorothy Burchfield by Dorothy Bunch.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author describes the life of Burchfields first love and the women who followed in her footsteps.
Fashion as a Movement, 1929-1940 by Jane Jacobs.
Jacobs, whose career spans from fashion to psychology, is best known for her groundbreaking work in the fields