By: Sean Davey

If the fashion world learned anything in 2015, it’s that magazine covers have the power to break the Internet. Unfortunately for Kim Kardashian, it was not her infamous 2014 Paper Magazine cover that originated this trend, but rather the now iconic Vanity Fair cover of her family member, Caitlyn Jenner. The level of scrutiny and attention associated with high-profile covers has forced publications to up the ante, evidenced by the stunning, sometimes controversial, and increasingly diverse covers that were among our picks for the very best fashion magazine covers of the year. From newly-minted ‘It girl’ Alicia Vikander gracing the front of W to Idris Elba becoming the first man to cover Maxim, 2015 was host to a number of refreshing new faces on our magazine stands.  Check out the images listed below for our picks of the top covers of the year.

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Alicia Vikander on “W,” April 2015. Photo: Willy Vanderperre/W Magazine

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Caitlyn Jenner on “Vanity Fair,” July 2015. Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair

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Bella and Gigi Hadid on “V,” Fall 2015. Photo: V Magazine.

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Adele on “Rolling Stone,” November 2015. Photo: Theo Werner/Rolling Stone

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Mindy Kaling on “InStyle,” June 2015. Photo: Bjarne Jonasson/InStyle Magazine

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Amy Schumer on “GQ,” August 2015. Photo: Mark Seliger/GQ

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Kendall Jenner on “GQ,” April 2015. Photo: Steven Klein/GQ Magazine

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Lupita Nyong’o on “Vogue,” October 2015. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/Vogue

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Zoë Kravitz on “Nylon,” August 2015. Photo: Bella Howard/Nylon Magazine

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Gena Rowlands on “ELLE,” November 2015. Photo: Alexei Hay/ELLE Magazine

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Idris Elba on “Maxim,” September 2015. Photo: Robbie Fimmano/Maxim

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Miley Cyrus on “Maxim,” September 2015. Photo: Mark Seliger/Marie Claire

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Beyonce on “Vogue,” September 2015. Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

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Salma Hayek on “Allure,” August 2015. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier/Allure

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Gigi Hadid on “W,” September 2015. Photo: Steven Meisel/ W Magazine

 

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