In a move that's unprecedented on many levels, Beyoncé has been given full creative control over her upcoming September Vogue cover, sources tell HuffPost. She'll decide which of her photos appear on the magazine's cover and in its pages — and she has hired the first black cover photographer in the magazine's 126-year history to shoot them.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is known for her rigid authority over the magazine, especially its massive September issue. Models usually see their cover just one week before it's printed and can't make any changes, HuffPost says, and Wintour curates every aspect, right down to what its cover models and celebrities will wear.
But this time, Beyoncé reportedly runs Vogue. She's hired 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell to take all her photos, making him the first black photographer to ever shoot a Vogue cover. And she'll write long-form captions for all of her photos instead of doing a sit-down interview with the magazine, per HuffPost. Rejecting an interview is something only one cover star has done before: Beyoncé, for her September 2015 cover.
This might be Wintour's last September issue before stepping down from the magazine, four sources told HuffPost. Vogue's parent company Condé Nast has denied Wintour's departure. But even if Wintour seems irreplaceable, Beyoncé is a pretty flawless fill-in. Read more at HuffPost. Kathryn Krawczyk