“America is just a word but I use it,” sang Ian MacKaye of Fugazi and a quarter century later in these divisive times America is still a word being used for better or worse. Like words and language, people and populations change with time, which makes a story running in the September 2016 issue of Glamour so timely. “We Are America,” as it is called, features portraits by a handful of photographers including Patrick Demarchelier and Carter Smith who train their lenses on an America in the shape 54 extraordinary women including Pyper America, Starlie Cheyenne, Daisy Clementine, Jane MoseleyLangley Fox Hemingway, and more. The three Smith sisters are pictured luxuriating in shimmering water and all wearing Erdem. As America continues to change, it will likely always be a welcoming nation to beautiful women whether their lounging in an artificial pool or on a manicured lawn.

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Credits include: Publication, Glamour September 2016; Title, “We Are America”; Creative direction, Paul Ritter; Photography, Patrick Demarchelier, Carter Smith at Art + Commerce; Styling, Jill Davidson, Simon Robbins; Hair, Teddy Charles at The Wall Group, Maranda at The Wall Group; Makeup, Christian McCulloch at Tim Howard Management, Rachel Goodwin at Star Works Group; Manicure, Yuko Tsuchihashi, Marisa Carmichael at Streeters; Digital, Evan Lee, Brian Cross.

Pyper America, Starlie Cheyenne, & Daisy Clementine | Glamour September 2016 (Photography: Carter Smith)

Pyper America, Starlie Cheyenne, & Daisy Clementine | Glamour September 2016 (Photography: Carter Smith)