The Best and Worst of February Fashion Magazines

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The February issues are a warm-up for March's big spring fashion spreads. Perhaps realizing that the new season's clothes would be first showcased in one of the gloomiest months of the year, W did a dark, moody Prada-heavy shoot rather than torment us with images of tan people on beaches. Meanwhile, the Vogues gave ample — if contrasting — attention to breakout model star Arizona Muse, who posed with her young son for the American edition, and in nothing but a handbag for the French issue. U.S. Vogue also continued the questionable mania for shooting unified ethnic groups of models. And there were some pleasant casting surprises, including Devon Aoki in her own multi-page Elle editorial, and Adriana Lima in a beautiful spread in Italian Vogue. See those images and more in the slideshow.