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OK, OK, eyes over here … So this is what hap­pens when you leave the glo­ri­ous Jen­nifer Lopez un­su­per­vised. When this epic Valentino cou­ture cape was shown in Paris, it was paired with a silk shirt and shorts. But not if Jlo’s wear­ing it. She knows how to com­mand at­ten­tion, and, frankly, we’re happy to be bossed around. Who bet­ter to star on the cover of our Style 100 is­sue than the world’s most glam­orous woman? JLO, you’re on a Jhigh.

Whether your own con­fi­dence comes from tak­ing it all off un­der se­quins or, say, en­joy­ing fe­male friend­ship, this is the is­sue for you. I was hav­ing lunch with the won­der­ful de­signer Michael Kors over the sum­mer, and we plot­ted a fab­u­lous din­ner party and photo shoot with some of the most epic women we know. From Iman to Naomi Watts and Tif­fany Had­dish to Ju­dith Light, a group of bril­liant, ac­com­plished, and, well, badass women got to­gether and made firm friend­ships (and, yes, some wore se­quins—but not like JLO).

To that end, last year I was proud to join the ad­vi­sory board of #See­her, which seeks to en­sure ac­cu­rate rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women and girls in the me­dia by 2020 (wouldn’t that be nice?). An­other mem­ber of the #See­her board is Lisa Borders, the for­mer head of the WNBA, who has re­cently been ap­pointed CEO of Time’s Up. So while Lisa and the other #See­her mem­bers are get­ting the job done, I’m thrilled that our par­ent com­pany, Mered­ith, has pledged to have all our brands cer­ti­fied by the Gen­der Equal­ity Mea­sure (GEM ) to sup­port the mis­sion.

So un­til that heady day when both sexes are on the same play­ing field, we shall keep push­ing. Mean­while, cel­e­brate women, love your girl­friends—and wear your se­quins how­ever you damn want.

En­joy the is­sue!

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