Beyoncé Completely Owns the September Cover of Vogue
Out of all the powerful women in Hollywood Vogue could have chosen for its biggest issue of the year — the September issue — the magazine chose the one woman who can't seem to stop taking over the world — Beyoncé. The singer, dancer, and designer looks stunning on the cover, wearing a lace dress and sequined purple blazer. The image, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, shows Beyoncé sporting a wet hairstyle as she stares down the lens with her usual fierceness. "Just B," the cover line reads. "Beyoncé and the art of global domination." In other photos, the mom of Blue Ivy is seen wearing a low-cut black dress and going commando in a lace gown.
The cover, which is Beyoncé's third for the fashion magazine, is also particularly monumental. It is the third time a black woman has been featured on her own, after Naomi Campbell in 1989 and Halle Berry in 2010. And fashion designers didn't hesitate to weigh in on why Bey deserves such a coveted cover. Marc Jacobs said, "The word diva is used for so many female performers, and it often means they have reputations for being difficult, but she exudes charm and a lovable quality." Keep reading to see more photos of Beyoncé's steamy shoot, then check out the 23 best bikini photos she's blessed us with.