Is nothing secret or sacred in the moda universe? It seems Huff Post just broke the story that none other than Beyoncé will be on the cover of the September’s Vogue. This issue is also rumored to be Ann Wintour’s last.
Not only will this cover feature a woman of color, Miss Bey’s photos also mark the first time a black photographer has ever shot a cover for Vogue. The man in question here, Tyler Mitchell, is a photographer Beyoncé actually ‘influenced’ the mega fashion magazine to use.
Be it in the pop music space, in fashion and certainly when the two meet, there is no mistaking super star power. Actually, according Huff Po’s source for their exclusive reveal, the mega fashion mag is contracted to give JAY-Z’s wife anything she wants. She picks the pics (and obviously who takes them) and any editorial content.
Stars certainly have been picking their stylists for shoots for years. They also can become quite enamored with specific photographers, so prefer one picture taker’s artistry over another. And we have seen time and again how certain personalities are almost always exclusively dressed by a specific designer (think Oleg Cassini linked to Jackie O’ for instance). But currently, with social media’s reach mostly, a modern celebrity can demand attention and special considerations-some would say complete surrender-by just about anyone who wants that star.
The truth to Ann Wintour stepping down after 30 years as editor? Condé Nast has repeatedly denied such a rumor, their official comment being that there is “zero truth” to the rumor. Whether the story comes from Huffington Post or a British Page Six article a year ago, it seems we won’t know for sure about the inner doings over at Vogue until those doings are done.
Meanwhile, enjoy Beyoncé on and in Vogue this September.