Hey, Look, It’s Beyoncé On The Cover Of September’s Vogue

Hey, were you planning on buying the September issue of Vogue? Probably not, right? It weighs like 10 lbs., you can’t read it on the subway, and it’s full of ads and perfume samples and things you don’t want. Your girl Beyoncé is on the cover, though. Also, she looks fucking incredible.

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Beyoncé is the third black woman to appear on the September cover, after Halle Berry and Naomi Campbell, and it is certainly about time. The full cover story isn’t online yet, but Vogue’s thrown together a little page with some choice quotes about the everlasting and enduring allure of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles. Here are the best ones:

The most powerful thing about her persona is the unabashed pleasure she takes in her own body: its beauty, its power, its versatility.

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Her appropriation and assemblage are based on the understanding that a mass audience is a mass of niche audiences. Each has its own history, with its own desires, and she empowers them all.

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The whole article is going to be a doozy, the photos look great and there’s video! Go look at it. Go look at all of it. Break down the doors of your local newsstand on August 25th to get your hands on a copy. Treasure it. [Vogue]