If there is a queen in our midst, it is Beyoncé. This year, she’s making history by being the first black female performer to ever cover Vogue‘s September issue, the most prestigious cover of the year. And it’s only the third time a black woman has ever covered the fashion bible’s September issue, following Naomi Campbell in 1989 and Halle Berry in 2010. Beyonce is making history, and she’s doing it in gorgeous couture.
Shot by Mario Testino, the cover features Beyoncé in a Marc Jacobs gown covered in blush lace and accented with a wine sequin blazer. Of the Queen, Jacobs said: “The word diva is used for so many female performers, and it often means they have reputations for being difficult, but she exudes charm and a lovable quality.”
Bey definitely exudes more than that, namely, ferocity, independence, sexuality, talent, and a certain grace. She’s elegance combined with power, and that’s why so many women look up to her, and so many men want to be with her.
Vogue chose the best person to cover their September issue, and in doing so, managed to make history, paving the way for other black female performers and extending Beyoncé’s mystique, appeal, and persona.
The Vogue September issue is available for digital subscribers on Aug. 14 and on newsstands on Aug. 25.