Beyoncé is the cover girl for the September issue of Vogue Magazine. Recently it was reported that editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour would give Bey full control over her issue. Beyoncé also chose an African American photographer Tyler Mitchell, which made history. Never in Vogue’s 126 year history had an African American photographer been hired to shoot the cover.
The fashion in the new spread gives off a simple yet vintage vibe. Wearing pieces by Dior, YSL, Lynn Ban and—a floral headdress designed by Phil John Perry. Beyoncé also rocked her natural hair in the new issue wearing cornrows and very natural makeup.
In the new issue Beyoncé opens up about motherhood, marriage and her successful career. She also speaks on learning about her family history and her ancestry. When talking about her ancestry she states; “I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power and mistrust. Only when I saw that clearly was I able to resolve those conflicts in my own relationship.” She goes on to say, “I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.”
She also talked about her iconic concert at Coachella. “It was a celebration of all the people who sacrificed more than we could ever imagine, who moved the world forward so that it could welcome a woman of color to headline such a festival.”
Beyoncé opened up about motherhood and embracing her new body. This go around, she’s taking her time and loving her curves after giving birth to twins Rumi and Sir. She says; “I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies. That’s why I stripped away the wigs and hair extensions and used little makeup for this shoot.”
The new Vogue Issue is out now. Check out some of the photos below.