After years of celebrity faces fronting fashion magazines every month, models are having their moment on major covers once again. From Vogue's pull-out cover starring "The Instagirls" (that's Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls and more) to W's November issue featuring the likes of Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss and Lara Stone -- as well as Cara Delevingne's standalone Allure cover for October -- there's a definite, visible shift in the cover stars that American glossies are turning to. On the heels of an October celebrity cover (Reese Witherspoon, to be exact), Vogue chose Natalia Vodianova as its November cover star, in a regal spread that transports us to the Paris Opera Ballet.
Vodianova, who also covered both the September 2014 issues of Vanity Fair and Vogue Paris, is one of the most prolific models out there — and has a very interesting (if not heartbreaking) personal story to tell. Now, with four children and an Arnault as a boyfriend, she's on top of the fashion world, and is a household name. In her Vogue spread, she accompanies Benjamin Millepied, the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet, through the Paris Opera House, wearing pieces by Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, J. Mendel and Valentino Couture, shot by Annie Leibovitz. It's extravagant and beautiful — definitely worth picking up the magazine for.
Are model covers here to stay? We'll have to see how newsstand sales stack up, but we certainly hope it's the case. Head over to Vogue.com now to see the full spread.