Why Vanity Fair’s Caitlyn Jenner Cover Became Instantly Iconic

Plus, legends weigh in on other memorable mags

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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.

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