Beyoncé Has Been Given Full Control Over Vogue September Issue Cover
Beyoncé has used her immense influence and power to reportedly hire the first black photographer to shoot a cover in Vogue's 126-year history.
Vogue's September issue is the magazine's biggest, both figuratively and often quite literally, hell they even made a documentary about it.
Now rumours are swirling that 2018's upcoming September issue will be massive for SEVERAL reasons.
Reason one: Beyoncé's going to be on the cover.
Reason two: She's apparently been given "unprecedented" control over the cover's art direction.
Reason three: This could be Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour's final cover.
Yup if the rumours are to be believed, Wintour could be stepping down following her final September issue. While rumours persist that Wintour is leaving the magazine, Condé Nast has firmly denied any claim that she'll be stepping down after three decades at the head of Vogue.
Despite the truth behind Wintour's departure, The Huffington Post released a report on Monday regarding the upcoming September issue, which would see Beyoncé return to the coveted month's cover.
According to a source, the publication gave FULL CONTROL over the photos of her in the magazine plus captions AND the cover.
While still unconfirmed it also appears -- for the first time in the magazine's history -- a black photographer will shoot the cover. Beyoncé reportedly handpicked 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell to shoot the cover, with a source claiming, "The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyoncé for the cover of Vogue is because Beyoncé used her power and influence to get him that assignment".
This won't be Beyoncé's first September issue cover, gracing the mag's bumper back in 2015. While traditionally if a non-model is on the cover they'll also participate in an interview, Queen B -- who has had strict control over the limited press she does in recent years -- didn't sit for an interview in 2015, and reportedly won't for the 2018 cover either.
Beyoncé's 2015 cover was shot by Mario Testino, who in January was accused of sexually exploiting models during photo shoots. Following a report in The New York Times Wintour claimed Testino wouldn't be working for Vogue for the "foreseeable future".
"I believe strongly in the value of remorse and forgiveness, but I take the allegations very seriously, and we at Condé Nast have decided to put our working relationship with [Testino] on hold for the foreseeable future."
Featured image: Vogue.