Harper's Bazaar Is Hiding This Stunning Pic Of Gwyneth Paltrow From Newsstands

Gwyneth Paltrow Harper's BazaarThe subscriber-only cover.

The March issue of Harper’s Bazaar does something it’s never done before—show the back of someone’s head. (This image with Gisele Bundchen in 2002 wasn’t an actual front cover.)That’s Gwyneth Paltrow gracing the cover in a black Anthony Vaccarello dress and showing a lot of leg.

The cover won’t be seen on newsstands. Rather, this version of the March issue will be the cover that only subscribers receive. Newsstand buyers will get a more “normal” cover, featuring Paltrow’s face and a bunch of teasing headlines.

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The faceless Paltrow cover kicks off the magazine’s redesign—its first revamp in a decade.

The redesign comes after a 12 per cent decrease in ad pages last year. The revamped magazine will contain 15.5 per cent more ad pages, bringing the page total from 235 to 271—still behind Elle, InStyle and Vogue‘s March numbers

The new Harper‘s is one inch larger, contains thicker paper and has new cover typography (Didot, in case you’re a font geek).

Gwyneth Paltrow Harper's BazaarThe newsstand’s gatefold cover.

Two items that remain unchanged are the iconic black logo and the “Fabulous at Every Age” feature. Harper‘s will also continue to make separate covers for newsstands and subscribers. Publisher Carol Smith, formerly of Elle, credits the redesign as her first official issue even though she has been with the magazine since last May. 

The issue hits stands Feb. 14. 

(Sources: Harper’s BazaarWomen’s Wear Daily)

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