For the second time in four years, she’s the cover model on Vogue magazine’s September issue, which is historically its biggest of the year. (New York Post)
Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, gave Beyoncé “unprecedented control over the cover, captions, and photographer.” For the first time in the magazine’s 126-year history, a black photographer snapped the cover. Beyoncé selected her favorite image from that photoshoot. Anna Wintour was “contractually obligated” to publish it.
A source revealed, (quote) “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 Tyler Mitchell that assignment.” (Huffington Post)
The Meryl Streep movie called The Devil Wears Prada offered a glimpse of what it’s like working under Anna Wintour. She’s notoriously picky about colors, designs and photographs. She’s the only person who can approve what goes into Vogue magazine. Until she picked Beyoncé to fill her shoes.