Well, somehow every fashion magazine in the world got the memo that the September 2014 covers should consist of nothing but large groups of supermodels looking flawless. Vogue US, Vogue Japan and Vogue Korea got in on the multi-model action, and an above-average number of our favorite titles opted to put models on the cover instead of a celebrity, which is a rarity for such a tentpole issue. While we've loved them all, Vogue Italia just swooped in and blew the competition away with its Steven Meisel-shot September cover.
For the magazine's 50th anniversary issue, Meisel shot 50 models — from legends and Victoria's Secret Angels to the runway's newest faces — in an epic pull-out cover and a sizable editorial to go along with it. Chances are, your favorite model made the cut, though a few of the industry's top names are conspicuously absent, including Gisele Bündchen and Cara Delevingne, who racked up an impressive of fall ad campaigns and covers, respectively. It's been quite a season for the supes of the '80s and '90s as well: Linda Evangelista and Carolyn Murphy also star in Jeremy Scott's first campaign for Moschino, which was likewise shot by Meisel.
Click through for the full cover and a preview of the editorial. Our fingers are crossed that some of this supermodel enthusiasm makes its way to the runways during Fashion Month.