Oh and which designers are these models muses for right now?
I'll have to see this to believe it.
A muse does not necessarily have to be for a designer. A muse comes from classic Mythology, there were muses for many different things a muse is also a way to inspire people. So for example Liya Kebede inspires me to become more charitable, Jourdan Dunn can inspire young black girls to become something huge in the modeling industry. Lara Stone is muse to Ricardo Tisci who admires her very French aesthetic and "look" he loves her raw edginess, which encourages him to make designs to suit that type of woman. Natalia Vodianove is an artistic muse meaning alot of artists enjoy painting her, there was an article on that in the October 2008 Vogue I believe. So many of these models are indeed muses. You may as well start beliving this now because their all confirmed for a cover, unless your the "ignorance is bliss type".
US Vogue May 2009: Liya Kebede, Caroline Trentini, Natalia Vodianova, Natasha Poly, Jourdan Dunn, Racquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana, Lara Stone and Anna Jagodzinska
^sigh.. the only model that i like here are natsha poly and liya kebede. honestly, i don't like the choice of models here. and why is caroline even part of this cast???!!!??? she's not visible lately in the runway right?!? oh, i realized that she's ms. wintour's favorite jumping model.
Also, assuming that Vogue model cover is going to be a fold out, who's going to get "shafted"?
I'd say Liya, Natalia and Natasha are locks to be on the front page. Jourdan, Anna and Lara are most likely to end up on the foldout. That leaves Raquel, Isabeli and Caroline. Makes more sense for Caroline to be on the foldout, but Anna loves her, so who knows how they will divide those three.
If I had to guess, I'd say it's a three pages cover: Liya, Natalia and Raquel on the front, Trentini, Isabeli, Natasha on the second and Jourdan, Lara and Anna on the third. Raquel could be on the second and Trentini on the first. But I as fas as I remember Carol hasn't been on Vogue this year.