Kerry Washington Is InStyle Magazine’s September 2016 Cover Star

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It’s that time of year again, everyone. September issue season is here and magazines are putting some of the best in modeling, fashion and entertainment on their covers.

The September issue is the most important and biggest issue of the year for fashion publications. Candy Pratts Prince once said, “September is the January in fashion.” September’s fall fashion issues holds a lot of weight and most luxury houses spend the most amount of advertising dollars in this particular issue. Serena Williams covers the September 2016 issue of Self magazine (see it here), Rihanna covers the September 2016 issue of W magazine (see it here), Bella Hadid covers the September 2016 issue of Glamour and Vogue Japan (see it here) and Cara Delevingne covers the September 2016 issue of Elle Magazine (see it here).

American actress and George Washington University alumni Kerry Washington is InStyle magazine‘s September 2016 cover star. At one point and time, it was very rare to see a model of color on a September issue. However, things changed a bit last year, when models of color dominated the September issues. Last year, highlighted 14 people of color on the cover of September 2015 issues (see it here).

The Scandal actress was photographed by photographer Thomas Whiteside for this issue. Inside, the soon-to-be mother of two talks about taking a hiatus from social media and much more: “I started to feel overwhelmed, like there was too much noise,” she tells Editorial Director Ariel Foxman. “I felt like I had to get back to who Kerry really is.”

I felt like I needed to create a little more stillness around me.” And what does she attribute this need for stillness to? “There’s something about pregnancy,” she says, “that willingness to take up more space in the world—that is liberating.”

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Photos Credit: Thomas Whiteside

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