The verdicts are in.
The cover stars for all the major September glossies have been revealed. Some are predictable--Elle is banking on Julia Roberts and the momentum of the Eat, Pray, Love vehicle, while perennial toy-dresser Katy Perry is a good fit for Seventeen. And some, like Jennifer Anniston for Harper's Bazaar, are yawn-inducing. But! There are some exciting choices. We were the first to report that Halle Berry would cover Vogue's all-important September issue and now WWD is tentatively confirming that "Halle Berry is said to be Anna Wintour’s pick for September." Berry's cover will mark only the second time the fashion bible has put a black woman on the September cover since Naomi Campbell in 1989. It's about time. Hopefully she won't be photoshopped beyond recognition.
The newly Sally Singer-helmed T snagged Freida Pinto for their August 22nd cover. We don't know the production schedule of T (though we figure it's shorter than most monthlies), so we can't say for sure whether Singer had a role in Pinto's first ever solo cover for a US pub, but we think she's an awesome choice. Girl looks good in anything.
As for the rest, we're looking forward to seeing how Nick Knight captured Gaga for cover of Vanity Fair and we're never mad at an Olsen cover.
The (semi-complete) list, to be updated as we receive more confirmations: Vogue: Halle Berry Elle: Julia Roberts InStyle: Hilary Swank Vanity Fair: Lady Gaga T: Freida Pinto W: For Tonchi's first front-to-back issue, he's rumored to be looking at young Hollywood including Emma Roberts, Zoë Kravitz and Jennifer Lawrence, according to WWD. Marie Claire: Mary Kate Olsen Seventeen: Katy Perry