Beyoncé has just made history as she became the first black female artist to cover the September issue of Vogue magazine. Shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino, the spread features the 33-year-old superstar sporting several luxurious looks, including a $12,000 floral design dress from Marc Jacobs. In the cover story is praised by various designers offering their thoughts on the singer. Among those who offered quotes were Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci and Stella McCartney.“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,” Jacobs told Vogue. Jacobs isn’t the only creative mind who knows the power of the Grammy winner.“She’s the whole package: primal, rare, delicate, beautiful and powerful,” gushed Stella McCartney. “Her appeal crosses art forms, genders, and generations.”
This marks the first time Beyonce has ever covered Vogue’s prestigious September issue. She previously appeared on the magazine’s April 2009 and March 2013 covers.
You can read a preview of her cover story over at Vogue.com, and for the full story, the September issue will be available at Target stores and online nationwide on August 14, extending to newsstands in New York and LA on August 18. Please check the gallery for the whole photo shoot then check out the candid, home movie below.