By Jess Cagle
October 20, 2014 12:00 PM

2 Cool Covers!

When we began thinking about our 40th- anniversary cover, Taylor Swift quickly became my No. 1 choice. We’ve watched Taylor grow into a graceful, quirky, beautiful and talented woman. But just like PEOPLE, she’s still growing and evolving—and will continue to surprise us for decades to come. We produced two covers for our anniversary, both inspired by the 1974 inaugural issue featuring Mia Farrow. Newsstand copies have a more conventional look, but subscribers are getting a close re-creation of that first, iconic cover. If you turn the magazine over, you’ll find our 40-page anniversary bonus package, and there’s more on PEOPLE.com. Thank you for celebrating with us, and enjoy. Here’s to 40 more years of PEOPLE-watching.

JESS CAGLE, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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