Who's Faces Sell Fashion Magazines


Although it seems like Taylor Swift is gracing the covers of practically every fashion magazine out there, her image doesn't sell magazines very well. However, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Adele seem to do extremely well in getting the rags into non-subscriber's hands.


Taylor Swift, looking like Carly Simon, was on the cover of Vogue February 2012. And then she took the cover of Glamour in November, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan in December, and Elle last month.

Now here she is yet again, hair blown out, blankly staring out from the cover of April’s Vanity Fair. “Her men…her moods…her music,” the cover line reads, each ellipsis more pregnant with drama than the last.

In the world of magazines, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. One title deems one starlet cover worthy, and three more follow, typically to diminishing results. So how does Swift do at the newsstand? Read More

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