It’s no secret that Vogue saves only the best for their September issue. I mean, have you seen the documentary? In fact, it’s an honor merely to be on any cover of Vogue. But there is a certain pride which comes from being on the September cover. So it’s no surprise that the icon that is Beyonce would have been chosen as next month’s covergirl.
This is Beyonce’s third time gracing the cover of Vogue, which was photographed by none other than Mario Testino. Although the news is extremely exciting; it is not the sole reason for why it’s a huge deal. The real reason for the continuous hype is that Queen B happens to be the first black female artist to grace the September cover. This begs the question as to why such an issue even exists. Not only are there multiple, if not limitless, african american models and artists who could grace the cover of just about any magazine, but it’s a question as to why they’re aren’t being asked.
It’s no secret that diversity in the fashion industry is a growing subject which should be addressed. However, no one seems to be discussing such a topic out loud. Yes, Beyonce looks gorgeous on the cover of the mag. In fact, girlfriend looks almost perfect.
But the question stills remains as to why magazine’s, especially fashion-related ones, aren’t including more variation on their covers.