For the first time in the history of Vogue, we've got a couple of firsts happening.
The publication's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who is notorious for not relinquishing creative or editorial control has given Beyoncé unprecedented power over the cover of the upcoming September issue, sources say, adding that Vogue is contractually obligated to give Beyoncé full control over the cover, the photos of her inside the magazine and the captions, which she has written herself and are in long-form.
And so of course, the music icon has hired the first black photographer, 23-year-old photographer, Tyler Mitchell to shoot a cover in the publication’s 126-year history.
Beyoncé’s last September issue cover was in 2015 and while she did not have as much say with that one, the feature still made headlines because she did not participate in an interview for it, something that had not happened in decades with a non-model cover subject.
She is also not granting Vogue a sit-down interview for the September 2018 issue.