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The publication created five special-edition covers for its spring/summer issue with models posing as different Marvel superheroes. There's Adriana Lima as She-Hulk, Karlie Kloss as the Black Widow, Candice Swanepoel as Spider Gwen, Lexi Boiling as Captain Marvel, and Cuba Tornado Scott as Thor.
The female superheroes move from the covers of comic books to the covers of fashion mags with the help of photographer Patrick Demarchelier and Pat McGrath, who did the makeup.
Garage Magazine's spread purposefully avoided sexualizing the superheroes — "not one of the models wears a cleavage enhancing bodysuit," the press release reads. Instead, models appear in long coats, billowing dresses reminiscent of capes, and Jessica Jones-esque combat boots.
"It's important that young girls have fierce and strong role models to look up to and that's what this project is really about," Kloss says. "These role models come in many forms, from fictional Super Heroes to incredible businesswomen to strong female athletes."
Once again, Garage has prepped a 3-D animation to accompany the covers that can be seen through the magazine's app. Garage will also preview the spread on the Disney billboard in Times Square on February 12th.
You can pre-order copies of the magazine here. Issues will drop on February 11th.