The new issue of W is a fine example of a shameless girl-on-girl magazine cover: to this day, one of the surest ways to guarantee sales on the news stand, regardless how vapid the interior editorial content may be. Whether you loathe it (exploitation!) or love it (exploitation is hot!), it's a design trope almost as common as the between-the-legs A-frame photo. Below, five more famous examples from the recent past. The only way to fight the enemy is to know the enemy.
The Dixie Chicks on Entertainment Weekly:
Tom Ford AND FRIENDS on Vanity Fair:
The Hills on Rolling Stone:
The Pussycat Dolls on crappy Blender:
ScarJo and Natalie Portman on W: