Beyonce Becomes Third Black Woman To Cover Vogue’s September Issue – See PHOTO + VIDEO
Beyonce graces the cover of Vogue‘s touted September issue, the fashion magazine confirmed Thursday. Posting the cover on Instagram, Vogue wrote, “There’s only one September Issue, and there’s only one @beyonce.” In the image, the singer is seen rocking wet and wavy hair while wearing a form-fitting lavender dress with embellished floral appliques. See the cover photo at right and more images below!
The cover reads, “Just B. Beyonce and the art of global domination.” While the “Diva” singer’s interview won’t be released until Friday, Vogue noted on its website that Beyonce is a “powerhouse” and “she can sneer. She can out-strut and stare down any man in the film frame.” The magazine adds, “Call her, in the songs, She Who Must Be Obeyed–in the palace, in the bedroom, in the hood, on the road, and on the runway.”
Vogue also shared a behind-the-scenes video from the singer’s photoshoot with famed photographer Mario Testino. In the footage, Beyonce is seen playing with a toy airplane, seductively posing for the camera, and walking through a beautiful mansion wearing a black mesh dress.
The September issue marks Beyonce’s third time landing a Vogue cover. She previously appeared on the April 2009 and March 2013 covers. This is also the third time an African-American woman has graced the magazine’s coveted September issue. Noami Campbell was the first in 1989, and Halle Berry became the second black woman to land a cover in 2010.
Check out Beyonce’s Vogue behind-the-scenes video below and other photos she shared on Instagram from the shoot, and tell us what you think.