Older Women Dominate September Issues

The three most prestigious women’s magazines will all feature women over 40 on the cover of their September issues this year. Halle Berry will grace the cover of Vogue, Jennifer Aniston will be on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and Julia Roberts will be Elle’s covergirl. Honoring women who’ve been in the public eye for decades is a pushback against a youth-obsessed culture. A Harper’s Bazaar editor says the actresses are compelling and have “grown into their style.” Meanwhile, many young starlets seem like a flash in the pan—Lindsay Lohan, for example—and others, like Snooki, hardly seem like style icons.