Beyoncé Becomes First African-American Female Artist to Cover Vogue’s September Issue

Beyonce at RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 13, 2013

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Beyoncé is still breaking records. The mega star becomes the first African American female artist to cover Vogue magazine’s coveted September issue. The cover, which has featured the likes of supermodel Naomi Campbell (1989) and Halle Berry (2010), is very selective about whom they pick to cover their popular September issue. Although this is Beyonce’s third time being featured on the cover of the magazine, this is the first time the singer makes the September issue. Read a quote from Beyoncé’s feature story below and also check out the behind the scenes footage. The issue will be available for sale on August 14th in Target stores nationwide.
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“It used to be that the great pop stars with fashion and style gave us small variations on one grand theme. Tina Turner: minidresses and honey tresses. Janis Joplin: boas, bangles, and bell-bottoms. Cher: spangled striptease getups with mythic Third World touches. Nowadays fashion isn’t about the grand theme, it’s about juxtaposition, and it’s filled with allusions to movie and art history; to music and dance styles; to iconographies of race and ethnicity, religion and gender. Madonna opened the door to this collage approach. Today we see it in the wigs, masks, and sculpted costumes of Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the restless dazzle of Rihanna’s couture choices. And, of course, in the music, dance, decor, and looks of the ultimate streamed collage: Beyoncé.”
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