The Icon Issue: Beyoncé Covers Harper’s BAZAAR’s September 2021

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UNITED STATES — The September 2021 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 Price once said, “September is the January in fashion.” September’s fall fashion issues hold a lot of weight and most luxury houses spend the most amount of advertising dollars in this particular issue. The September issue always sets the tone for the next year in fashion and culture.

If you’re a magazine lover, chances are you know how important the September issue is. A lot of time and hard work goes into it. There was a point in time, when you barely saw a woman of color on the September issue.

It used to be hard for Black and Brown women to get onto covers of magazines because “they did not sell“. Clearly, that has been proven a myth. Now more and more women of color are on the cover of mainstream magazines, including September issues. And this is beyond epic.

Let us not forget 2015, when we saw the first surge of women of color on September issues.

Multi-platinum recording artist Beyoncé covers Harper’s BAZAAR‘s September 2021The Icon Issue.

The shoot was shot by African American photographer Campbell Addy.

The BET and Grammy Award winning artist was styled by the publication’s editor-in-chief Samira Nasr and stylist Marni Senofonte.

For this issue, the fashion icon styled in Ivy Park x adidas, Valentino, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Wing & WeftAlberta FerrettiStetsonSchiaparelli Haute Couture, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Amina Muaddi, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Balmain, Givenchy, and more.

After more than two decades in the spotlight, Beyoncé has become much more than a pop icon. She’s a cultural force who has routinely defied expectations and transformed the way we understand the power of art to change how we see ourselves and each other. But at 40, she feels like she’s just scratched the surface.

She’s also a mother of three, to nine-year-old Blue Ivy and four-year-old twins Rumi and Sir, with husband JAY-Z.

Head over to Harper’s BAZAAR to read the cover story in its entirety.

Singer, model, dancer and actress Cassie covers the Autumn 2021 issue of Voir (see it here), R&B/Soul singer and actress Mary J. Blige covers the September 2021 issue of InStyle (see it here) and Anna Wintour‘s highly anticipated September 2021 issue of Vogue enlisted eight diverse models for its cover (see it here).

Photos Credit: Campbell Addy

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