As you may have started to notice, all 19 editions of Vogue, from the U.S. to India, dedicated their June 2012 issues to health. The collective decision to do so is a part of the new Vogue Health initiative, which aims to promote healthier, more realistic body images in magazine pages.
It’s good timing. Not only are health and body image hot topics of late, but as summer begins we could all stand to feel a little better about our bodies–or, alternatively, get a little inspiration (not in the form of a prepubescent model) for our bikini season-induced efforts to get in shape.
What’s interesting about the issues is that despite following the same “manifesto,” the Vogues interpreted it in very different ways. Today, Vogue Italia released its June cover, which features a simple portrait of Isabella Rosellini. While some focused on being active and healthy living, others focused on presenting women of all sizes and ages. Some were more literal and in your face, while others were more subtle. Interestingly, most of them feature genetically blessed models on beaches.
So, we letter graded all 19 based on how well we feel they captured the health theme. Click through to see all the covers and what we think each one says about that particular Vogue edition’s interpretation of health and wellness.