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In the lead-up to the MET Costume Institute Gala next month, American Vogue has paid tribute to 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' - this year's gala theme. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the lucky models to land the cover include (from left to right): Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly. It also is the third consecutive US Vogue cover to feature a black woman (Michelle Obama and Beyonce were the previous two). But what really has me excited is what's inside the issue - an editorial shoot starring this year's gala co-chairs Kate Moss, Justin Timberlake and Marc Jacobs... but more on that later!

Click here to see the rest of the shoot.