Beyonce is editing the newest issue of Vogue US


I don't think you're ready for this.

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Anna Wintour has called the shots and given Beyoncé ‘unprecedented control’ over the cover of Vogue’s all-important September Issue.

After the release of popular documentary, ‘The September Issue’ by R.J Cutler in 2009, it became more apparent to others how iconic the September issue is compared to the rest. The documentary has created much hype around the issue.

In terms of timeliness, September is the month of transition from Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter. With back-to-school approaching, many fashion enthusiasts feel like the month is a chance for a fresh start, a time to buy new clothes.

The September issue usually has the most number of pages, advertisements and sells the most out of every month.

With this, there is always a lot of pressure with the cover of the September Issue. Vogue strives to create a cover that stands out from the rest, and can be especially selective with who to feature on the cover.

For Beyoncé, to have full direction of the cover says a lot. This is the first time ever Vogue has renounced all creative direction and given it to someone else. She’s already selected a photographer, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell to shoot the cover. Due to Beyoncé’s control, he will the first black photographer to ever shoot the September issue. Now, that’s some progress!

“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,” a source said to The Huffington Post. 

Who else would you want to see in charge of future Vogue issues?


Words by Jenny Qian


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