For its September 2022 “Icon” issue, Harper’s Bazaar has announced a celebrity-studded list of cover stars featuring public figures whom the magazine describes as “a new generation of artists, athletes and activists redefining what it means to influence”. In total, 21 people under the age of 30 are included in the lineup, four of whom snagged the cover spot for the US print edition: Hailey Bieber, Amanda Gorman, Bad Bunny and Florence Pugh.
All were shot by photographer John Edmonds, and Samira Nasr styles Bieber in a Saint Laurent suit by Anthony Vaccarello and a fleur du mal bra. Gorman was styled by Yashua Simmons and wore a pink Chanel skirt suit. Pugh, styled by Kelly-Ann Hughes, wore a faux Dior dress and briefs. Bad Bunny was dressed in a jacket, a shirt, a couture skirt and Louis Vuitton boots. All four wore Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
“The late-millennial/early-gen crew sometimes gets a bad rap,” said Nassar, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, in a press release sent out Tuesday. “They are constantly accused of being entitled, impatient, and unwilling to pay their dues in the way that older generations earned their place in the world. But what we’ve all come to realize—and they instinctively realized—is that everyone deserves their place in the world. They’re ambitious differently: They’re opportunists. Sees the value and expects change in a more immediate way – and maybe that’s a good thing.”
“ICON” issue features Jack Harlow, Kwalesha Wood, Oscar E. Howe, Asha Grant, Tommy Adeyemi, Givon, Sawiti, Emma Chamberlain, Evan Mock, Moses Sumani, Ella Emhoff, Micah Schneider, India Moore, Zia Bastida, Jadumi, Jack Harlow has , Zhiwei and Nathan Chen. Ahead, get a glimpse of all the cover stars, and you can read the full story online, as well as in the September ’22 issue, available on newsstands now.