The Weeknd is Harper’s Bazaar iconic star for 2017

The Weeknd is Harper’s Bazaar iconic star for 2017

As everyone knows in the magazine world, the beginning of August signifies the biggest cover reveal of the year: the September issue. Harper’s Bazaar took a surprising take featuring The Weeknd and a series of A-list ladies and models for it’s latest Icons issue.

Alongside top models Adriana Lima and Irina Shayk the singer covers the magazine’s special Icons issue, which also features the likes of Miranda Lambert, Courtney Love, Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly and Joan Smalls. In the accompanying editorial, the singer who wears Saint Laurent models alongside Candice Swanepoel and reveals his fashion inspirations.

Bazaar’s September issue has highlighted entertainers that have found success at the intersection of music and fashion with its Icons portfolios in the past and The Weeknd joins the esteemed list that has included Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

Other icons highlighted in this year’s issue include artists such as rapper Travi$ Scott, singer Dionne Warwick and country crooner Miranda Lambert.  They were photographed by famed fashion photographer, Brigitte Lacombe, wearing high-end brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Givenchy and others.

The brainchild of Harper’s global fashion director, Carine Roitfeld, the annual Icons fashion portfolio is in its fourth year of presenting a mashup of current and past icons in fashion and music reports People.

The Weeknd is Harper’s Bazaar iconic star for 2017

“From rock to hip-hop, classic to country, and electric to soul, this unique group of Icons is about diversity,” said Roitfeld, who calls the Harper’s celebration of music and fashion “important to the world today.”

The celebration culminates with the Icons party, which is scheduled to take place September 8th at The Plaza Hotel. The Weeknd is set to hit the stage at the event.

Photos by  Brigitte Lacombe for  Harper’s Bazaar