Thursday, August 13, 2015

Beyonce Covers Vogue Magazine's September Issue

Mario Testino 

Beyonce along with her style and grace is the cover girl for American Vogue's coveted September issue. With a untrained eye Beyonce's cover shot may be bland to some but to myself, after careful observation,  I see the cover as grungy meets couture. With her darker tresses much shorter, wet and tossed with organic waves courtesy celebrity stylist/reality star  Kim Kimble Beyonce dons a Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 Collection gown in the cover shot something we'd probably never get on the red carpet from the pop star. I will consider this for that reason alone a slay however I've seen better. To a celebrity I could understand wanting to go outside the box and play dress up every now and again without the media as well as  fans thinking you've lost your everlasting mind.

It was easy to speculate that the interview would be about "global domination" sure to touch on the subjects of Beyonce's success and awareness campaigns when the cover was leaked by Beyonce Legion but now that magzine has a few excerpts available for even more speculation.

It used to be that the great pop stars with fashion and style gave us small variations on one grand theme. Tina Turner: minidresses and honey tresses. Janis Joplin: boas, bangles, and bell-bottoms. Cher: spangled striptease getups with mythic Third World touches. Nowadays fashion isn’t about the grand theme, it’s about juxtaposition, and it’s filled with allusions to movie and art history; to music and dance styles; to iconographies of race and ethnicity, religion and gender. Madonna opened the door to this collage approach. Today we see it in the wigs, masks, and sculpted costumes of Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the restless dazzle of Rihanna’s couture choices. And, of course, in the music, dance, decor, and looks of the ultimate streamed collage: Beyonc√©.

Check out a few photos from Bey's Vogue spread.


Again, the photos are blah at first glance yet a breathe of fresh air seeing Beyonce not playing it so safe and polished. Hopefully the is the first of many magazine covers in anticipation for Beyonce's next album.

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