"Halo", real: Beyonce has paired a Philip Treacy Fascinator with a golden Valentino dress. (Photo: Tyler Mitchell / Vogue)
Beyonce is a vision in a white gucci dress on the cover of the [September1990] Vogue edition, a seminal moment for Queen Bey in more ways than one. 19659003] Beyonce confirmed the rumors that surfaced last week, and recruited 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell for her cover photos "Vogue." He was the first black photographer in the magazine's 126-year history to record a cover.
"When I started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get on magazine covers because black people did not sell," Beyonce told the magazine. "This is definitely a myth, not just an African American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, it's the first Vogue cover from an African-American photographer."
Beyonce wears a white gucci dress and a floral headdress by Rebel Rebel in a cover image for Vogue's September issue. (Photo: Tyler Mitchell / Vogue)
While Bey did not give an interview on the subject, she continued her practice of avoiding traditional sit-down interviews on her media appearances, instead recounting an essay that tells the story narrates her second pregnancy in "her own words" revealing a traumatic agony she had not previously shared with the public, including an emergency C section and changes in her postpartum body.
"I was born 218 pounds a day Rumi and Sir," she wrote. I was swollen from blood poisoning and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies' health were at risk, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit.