Mirror, Mirror

With this special edition, TIME delves into the business of creating the iconography of fashion. The subject of imagemaking isn't new to TIME. Henry Luce was well aware of his part in shaping some of the most powerful images of his era. And certainly the influence of fashion has played an important part in TIME's history: from Elsa Schiaparelli to Christian Dior to Giorgio Armani, this magazine has celebrated many great designers on its cover.

Our cover celebrates Liya Kebede, the first black model to sign a multimillion-dollar contract with the cosmetics giant Estee Lauder. But imagemaking isn't limited to photography....

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