Why Vanity Fair's Caitlyn Jenner Cover Became Instantly Iconic
Vanity Fair made headlines this month with the release of its July 2015 cover, featuring a photograph of Caitlyn Jenner shot by Annie Leibovitz. It didn't take long for the image to become a viral sensation-or for people to begin speculating that it had earned a spot in the pantheon of "iconic" magazine covers.
But what is it, exactly, that makes a cover iconic? We spoke to four of the people behind some of the industry's most-lauded covers-Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, legendary Esquire art director George Lois, Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana and