Fashion Magazines Are Replacing Celebs With Doctors On Their Covers!

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos across the globe, with people quarantined inside their homes for three weeks and more it has given time to reflect on the essential things in life.

Celebrities and influencers seem to have lost the superior status they had in the general public’s eye. People are calling out in support for front liners to be recognised and celebrated at the next awards show and to be seen on red carpets across the globe once the pandemic is over.

This month, popular magazines worldwide have made last-minute changes to their cover photos for the upcoming months considering the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Instead of models and celebrity glamour, most covers feature frontline workers.

1. Italian Vogue

The Italian magazine said it started from scratch, shelving earlier cover plans in favour of a blank white cover, they mentioned, “It is a symbol of respect, rebirth, silence, purity, the color of lab coats and the title page of a new story that is about to begin.”

“To speak of anything else – while people are dying, doctors and nurses are risking their lives and the world is changing forever – is not the DNA of Vogue Italia,” the magazine said in the caption.

 

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The Vogue Italia April Issue will be out next Friday 10th. 🤍🤍🤍 “In its long history stretching back over a hundred years, Vogue has come through wars, crises, acts of terrorism. Its noblest tradition is never to look the other way. Just under two weeks ago, we were about to print an issue that we had been planning for some time, and which also involved L’Uomo Vogue in a twin project. But to speak of anything else – while people are dying, doctors and nurses are risking their lives and the world is changing forever – is not the DNA of Vogue Italia. Accordingly, we shelved our project and started from scratch. The decision to print a completely white cover for the first time in our history is not because there was any lack of images – quite the opposite. We chose it because white signifies many things at the same time. 🤍🤍🤍 White is first of all respect. White is rebirth, the light after darkness, the sum of all colours. White is the colour of the uniforms worn by those who put their own lives on the line to save ours. It represents space and time to think, as well as to stay silent. White is for those who are filling this empty time and space with ideas, thoughts, stories, lines of verse, music and care for others. White recalls when, after the crisis of 1929, this immaculate colour was adopted for clothes as an expression of purity in the present, and of hope in the future. Above all: white is not surrender, but a blank sheet waiting to be written, the title page of a new story that is about to begin.” #EmanueleFarneti @EFarneti #imagine #FarAwaySoClose #WhiteCanvas — Read the full Editor’s letter via link in bio. Full credits: Editor in chief @Efarneti Creative director @FerdinandoVerderi

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2. InStyle Editor Features Scientist on Special Digital Cover

Brown did not want to wait for the month’s issue to be published and instead produced a digital cover highlighting a scientist working 20 hrs a day since January in the wake of the coronavirus.

InStyle editor, Laura Brown says,

“Readers are saying they want to see the everyday women currently doing extraordinary things being celebrated. We need to show that we are listening to them.”

3. Guardian Weekly

The weekly magazine highlighted social distancing at a time when most countries are facing a lockdown.

 

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‘The new isolation’ — this week’s Guardian Weekly cover. • #covid_19 #guardianweekly #magazinecover

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 4. New York Magazine

New York editor-in-chief David Haskell mentions, “We knew we wanted to make a special project, a cover-to-cover attempt to help our readers adjust to the weirdness and difficulty of mass self-isolation.”

 

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On the cover of our new issue, a man plays the double bass alone on his roof. Captured by photographer @jermcohen from his home in Bushwick, musician Gene Baker is most New Yorkers right now–living through a global pandemic that has already remade many cities across the world. This special issue is a guide to surviving the plague we’re living through. It also marks the very first issue of New York Magazine produced entirely remotely–from the bedrooms and living rooms (and for some in two-career, one-bedroom households, bathrooms) of its staff. “We decided to scratch much of the conventions of a typical issue and rebuild this one to suit the particular needs and circumstances,” says New York editor-in-chief David Haskell. “We knew we wanted to make a special project—a cover-to-cover attempt to help our readers adjust to the weirdness and difficulty of mass self-isolation.” Link in bio.

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5. Vanity Fair Italy

 

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Ogni mattina, percorrendo i 55 km di strada che la dividono dall’ospedale di Bergamo dove lavora, la dottoressa Caterina Conti pensa a quanto il suo lavoro possa fare la differenza. «Mi attacco a quel pensiero. Poi faccio un bel respiro, compongo il numero di mia nonna e la terrorizzo un po’: magari anche oggi riesco a farla stare in casa». Conti è pneumologa nell’Unità operativa complessa di Pneumologia, l’ospedale è il Papa Giovanni XXIII di Bergamo, l’epicentro dell’emergenza Coronavirus. Nella fatica del suo mestiere c’è anche la gestione psicologica di una malattia che è nuova. Nei pazienti quel che fa paura è anche sentirsi soli, smarriti, incapaci di comprendere il susseguirsi delle cose. «I parenti dei malati non possono venire a visitarli, li avvisiamo: è pericoloso anche per voi». Ma l’ansia e l’amore formano ogni giorno, fuori dall’ospedale, un fila di figli, mogli, mariti con un sacchetto in mano. Dentro c’è sempre un pigiama che vorrebbero consegnare, una piccola scusa per cercare di vedere i malati o almeno avere notizie» #IOCISONO 📸 @marcogarofalophoto

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6. Grazia UK

The Editor Hattie Brett said the team decided to rip everything up and start again for the front liners issue of Grazia UK.

“Like the rest of the nation, everyone working on Grazia has been humbled and awe-struck by the way frontline NHS staff have responded to the coronavirus crisis, risking their own lives to help the rest of us. Our latest issue is dedicated to those workers, as a way of saying thanks for their selfless dedication.”

 

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Like the rest of the nation, everyone working on Grazia has been humbled and awe-struck by the way frontline NHS staff have responded to the coronavirus crisis, risking their own lives to help the rest of us. Our latest issue is dedicated to those workers, as a way of saying thanks for their selfless dedication. The issue is on sale Tuesday 31st March‬ and you can pre-order a copy now via the link in our bio for delivery to your door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ And as a small token of our appreciation (it’s the least we could do!) we are offering this issue of Grazia FREE to all NHS staff. So, if you work for the NHS, check back on Monday for details of how to get your issue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ The cover shoot was shot in a matter of minutes in the car parks of NHS hospitals, maintaining social distancing, before Dr Janitha Gowribalan, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, paramedic Sarah Blanchard and nurse Richenda Browne went back to their day jobs – saving lives. Words: @itsmeannasilverman. Images: @amitlennon

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7. Newsweek

The weekly magazine looks at the way the virus has changed the work dynamics of people and companies who have been working from home since the lockdown began.

 

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Since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic on March 11, many companies have attempted to rapidly move their operations, culture, management style and communications fully online. The first few days were great. No need to put together an outfit, no reason to comb your hair or even look in the mirror. No commute! But unlike many things in life, working from home does not always get better with experience. The coronavirus pandemic has utterly disrupted the way millions of us work, and while the public health emergency will someday dissipate, some aspects of the ‘Work From Home Revolution’ are likely here to stay. Hit the link in our bio to read how the coronavirus will change how we work forever. | Illustration: Alex Fine for Newsweek

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8. GQ India

The Indian GQ counterpart has recreated 6 iconic magazine covers from the past and replaced them with the stars wearing a mask to raise awareness on the precautionary measures for COVID-19.

9. Vogue Portugal

“Freedom on hold, fear will not stop us is!” what the Vogue Portugal April issue is all about!

 

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Uma imagem não vale só mais que mil palavras. Vale também enquanto documento histórico. E a liberdade de 2020 vai ser reconhecível assim: confinada. Seja por quatro paredes, seja por uma máscara, sempre com uma luz que espreita pela janela de um futuro que virá melhor, e mais livre. E vai ser reconhecível hoje ou daqui a dez anos. A Vogue Portugal “Freedom on Hold” chega às bancas a 02 de abril, juntamente com o download gratuito do pdf – porque estamos juntos nisto. Mas para não perder uma edição tão especial e que ficará para a história, pode assegurar a sua cópia já em Vogue.pt/shop. #freedomonhold Capa 01 de 02. — An image isn’t just worth more than a thousand words. It’s worth as a historical document as well. And 2020’s freedom will be recognizable like this: in confinement. Be it within four walls, be it separated by a mask, always with a ray of light peeking from the window of a brighter and better future – with more freedom. And it’ll be recognizable today and in ten years time. Vogue Portugal is out on stands on April 2nd, along with the free download of our pdf – we’re still in this together. But to make sure you don’t lose such a special issue, one that will be forever part of History, make sure you grab your copy now at Vogue.pt/shop [link in bio]. #freedomonhold Cover 01 of 02. #vogueportugal #editorinchief @Sofia.slucas #coverartdirection @jsantanagq #photography @branislavsimoncik #models @bibibaltovic @adambardy #mask @lukaskimlicka #freedom #liberdade #april #freedomissue @lighthouse.publishing

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10. The New Yorker

The situation in New York is quite grim, with having the most number of cases in the US. New Yorker’s Chris Ware touching cover shows, Health workers and the affect it has on their families.

 

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This week’s cover, “Bedtime,” by Chris Ware. #NewYorkerCovers

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We’re yet to see if Pakistani fashion magazines would choose to put front line workers on the front cover of their magazines instead of the usual models/celebrities to celebrate all the hard work the doctors, nurses and medical staff is putting in to fight corona in Pakistan. Keeping in mind the conditions the medical community is working in, they definitely need to be applauded for risking their lives in the line of duty.

Some people have been asking the Lux Style Awards to award the medical community with awards at the next LSA’s as these doctors and nurses deserve all the respect in the world for all that they are doing at a time when the rest of us watch helplessly.

What do you think of these covers? Let us know in the comment below.