Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘Vanity Fair’ Cover Is the Cover of the Year
She’s running out of shelf space for awards.
Caitlyn Jenner’s groundbreaking Vanity Fair cover has been named the Cover of the Year by The American Society of Magazine Editors on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Finalists were chosen by nearly 100 of the industry’s top editors, art directors and photo editors.
Jenner’s “Call Me Caitlyn” cover, shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, allegedly had tough competition for the title.
“Any time you have to choose between an already legendary Annie Leibovitz shoot on the cover of Vanity Fair, a Mark Seliger comedy special on GQ and one of the year’s most talked-about news covers, ‘Cosby: The Women’ on New York—plus Serena Williams on both Sports Illustrated and New York—that’s a good time to be a magazine editor and an even better time to be a magazine reader,” said ASME Chief Executive Sid Holt, via The Wrap.
The Vanity Fair cover was Jenner’s debut to the public as a female in June of 2015. Inside the issue, the I Am Cait star discussed her transition, explained the significance behind her name, and dissed Kris Jenner by saying that she felt “mistreated“.
Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of Jenner’s first red carpet appearance.