Beyoncé To Take Over September Issue of Vogue3 weeks ago by Kristin Paradisis in Trending
Sources within the fashion industry have reported that Beyoncé will be on the cover of Vogue’s September issue. Although the superstar has been on the cover of Vogue issues in 2009, 2013 and 2015, this time around will be a bit different as Queen Bey will have increased control over creative decisions behind the scenes.
According to reports, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has given Beyoncé “unprecedented control” over the photographs in which she will appear, as well as their captions. Mrs. Carter will also not be sitting for an interview, unlike almost every other cover subject. The news that has the Beyhive buzzing most, however, is that Beyoncé has selected 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell for the project. Mitchell will be the publication’s first black photographer in the magazine’s 126-year history. Check out some fan reactions to the news below!
Beyoncé hiring a 23 year old black photographer for her Vogue cover, making him the first black photographer to shoot for vogue in 126 years!!! Is what we should ALL strive to do when given the opportunity to put someone else on and change the status quo!
— Neku Atawodi-Edun (@NekuAE) July 31, 2018
126 years and in 2018 Vogue is having the first Black photographer shoot their cover. Because Beyoncè said so. A Queen. Also Vogue is a mess.
— tobi (@bobimono) July 31, 2018
Beyoncé? The third Black woman to ever cover Vogue’s most coveted (September) issue? Covering it again? And hiring its first black photographer? I’m not surprised. Nothing but respect for my president who continues to break barriers. pic.twitter.com/oZvYtawK0l
— ☁️ (@The__Prototype) July 30, 2018
The singer herself caused controversy with her 2016 Superbowl halftime performance. With costumes referencing the Black Panthers, enraged police unions called for a boycott to her performances. Most recently, Beyoncé became the first woman of color to headline the popular festival Coachella. The performance presented was a showcase of unapologetic blackness with tribute to Black culture and specifically, black college culture. It is clear that Queen Bey plans to continue to use her platform to make Black History happen in real time with the news of her plans for the Vogue issue.
Stay tuned to The Feature Presentation for updates on Beyoncé’s Vogue takeover!