Tracee Ellis Ross For Elle’s Inaugural State Of Black Beauty Cover

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — The September 2020¬†issues are now arriving on the Internet and newsstands around the globe. Magazines are bringing their A-game with eye-catching covers and statement-making editorials. Some issues even weigh more than a pound and has over hundreds of pages.

The¬†September¬†issue is the most important and biggest issue of the year for fashion publications.¬†Candy Pratts Prince¬†once said, ‚ÄúSeptember is the January in fashion.‚Ä̬†September‚Äôs fall fashion issues hold a lot of weight and most luxury houses spend the most amount of advertising dollars in this particular issue.

Actress, producer and director¬†Kerry Washington¬†covers the¬†September 2020¬†issue of¬†Town & Country¬†(See it¬†here),¬†Rihanna¬†covers¬†Harper‚Äôs Bazaar¬†September 2020¬†issue (see it¬†here),¬†Marcus Rashford¬†&¬†Adwoa Aboah¬†lead an inspiring army of activists on the cover of the¬†September 2020¬†issue of¬†British¬†Vogue¬†(see it¬†here),¬†Kendall Jenner¬†covers the¬†September 2020¬†issue of¬†Architectural Digest¬†(see it¬†here),¬†¬†Lala Anthony¬†covers the¬†September 2020¬†issue of¬†Essence¬†(see it¬†here),¬†Zendaya¬†covers the¬†September 2020¬†issue of¬†InStyle¬†(see it¬†here),¬†Cardi B¬†covers the¬†September 2020¬†issue of¬†Elle¬†magazine¬†(see it¬†here), actress¬†Hunter Schafer¬†covers the¬†September 2020¬†issue of¬†Allure¬†magazine¬†(see it¬†here),¬†Janelle Mon√°e¬†covers the¬†September 2020¬†issue of¬†Shape¬†magazine¬†(see it¬†here),¬†Joey King¬†covers the¬†September 2020 issue¬†of¬†Cosmopolitan¬†(see it¬†here), Vanity Fair‚Äės¬†September 2020¬†issue features a painting of¬†Breonna Taylor¬†on the cover and an interview with her mother,¬†Tamika Palmer, as the feature story, written by¬†Ta Nehisi-Coates. The moving story seeks to paint a picture of¬† ‚Äúa full, loving life taken too soon‚ÄĚ (see it¬†here) and¬† Glamour‘s September 2020¬†cover story, titled¬†Was It Our Hair?¬†Or Was It You?, which is written by¬†Ashley Alese Edwards, features six Black women from diverse job backgrounds who have all experienced unfair discrimination for the way they wore their hair to work. These women are advocating for the passage of the¬†Crown Act in every state, an important piece of legislation that makes it illegal to discriminate against a person for the way they wear their hair to work (see it here).

Tracee Ellis Ross posed for Elle‘s Inaugural State Of Black Beauty cover. Photographer Djeneba Aduayom lensed the shoot and Shiona Turini styled it. Hair by Araxi Lindsey;¬†Makeup by Tracee Ellis Ross;¬†Nails by Maho Tanaka.

Ross styled in Hanifa, Aisling Camps, Area, Molly Goddard, Araks, and more.

Head over to Elle to read the full cover story.

Photos Credit: Djeneba Aduayom

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