For its September 2022 “Icons” issue, Harper’s Bazaar announced a celebrity-filled roster of cover stars featuring public figures whom the magazine describes as “a new generation of artists, athletes and activists redefining what it means to make an impact.” In total, 21 people all under the age of 30 are included in the lineup, four of whom snagged the cover spots for the US print edition: Hailey Bieber, Amanda Gorman, Bad Bunny, and Florence Pugh.
All were shot by photographer John Edmonds, and Samira Nasr styled Bieber in a suit from Saint Laurent 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 mesh Dior dress and briefs. Bad Bunny was outfitted in a jacket, a shirt, a couture skirt, and boots from Louis Vuitton. All four wore Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
“The late-millennial/early-Gen Z crew sometimes gets a bad rap,” said Nasr, the magazine’s editor in chief, in a press release sent out on Tuesday. “They are constantly accused of being entitled, impatient, and unwilling to pay their dues the way older generations did to earn their place in the world. But what we’ve all come to realize — and they innately understand — is that everyone deserves a place in the world. They’re ambitious in a different way: They see the preciousness in opportunities and expect change in more immediate ways — and maybe that’s a good thing.”
The “Icons” issue also includes Jack Harlow, Qualeasha Wood, Oscar Yi Hou, Asha Grant, Tomi Adeyemi, Giveon, Saweetie, Emma Chamberlain, Evan Mock, Moses Sumney, Ella Emhoff, Mika Schneider, Indya Moore, Xiye Bastida, Jadé Fadojutimi, Ziwe, and Nathan Chen. Ahead, get glimpses of all the cover stars, and you can read the full stories online, as well as in the September ’22 issue, which is available on newsstands now.