When the first issue of LOVE came out, we rejoiced and scoured the glossy from cover to cover. Katie Grand's first cover girl was Beth Ditto, who was among one of the "Icons of Our Generation" as selected by the tome. Ditto, who appeared completely naked on the cover (which caused quite a controversy), was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot - as each cover model has been since.
The second issue featured covers with relative un-knowns once again, although this time clothing was worn (and thank god because Tavi was about 13 at the time). The third issue appeared as a more mainstream fashion rag with eight separate covers featuring "Fashion Icons" including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell wearing nothing but stilettos. Naked, naked, naked - we bet the publishers liked this one better than the first two.
With the fourth issue, Grand has once again gone more mainstream with "The Gorgeous Issue." Victoria's Secret models, rebel beauty Agyness Deyn, Lauren Hutton, and even a doll appear front and center embodying different ideas of gorgeous. See all the issues below and then tell us which is your favorite and why...
Issue One: Icons of Our Generation
Cover Models: Beth Ditto.
Issue Three: Fashion Icons
Cover Models: Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Amber Valletta, Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Kristen McMenamy, Jeneil Williams.
Issue Four: The Gorgeous Issue
Cover Models: Agyness Deyn, Lauren Hutton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kelly Brook, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen, Sienna Miller and Buela (the doll lent by Louis Vuitton designer Fabrizio Viti).
P.S. Have you ever bought multiple copies of the same magazine issues to have different covers?