Anna Wintour Reveals Why She Put Beyoncé on the September Issue

Meghan Blalock

After much ado, the Vogue podcast has finally arrived! André Leon Talley's newest undertaking for the fashion tome debuted with a revealing interview betwixt Talley and Vogue's leading editor, Anna Wintour. In the conversation, Wintour reveals why she decided to put Beyoncé on the magazine's latest September cover.

"For my very first September issue, I put Naomi Campbell on the cover," Wintour remembers. "She was wearing this orange Ann Klein sequin suit that would probably look incredibly '80s today. We had this meeting every month where we presented the issue to the corporate floor, and I remember all the men in suits being absolutely stunned by the fact that I would put a black woman on the September cover of Vogue. Looking at this issue [with Beyoncé] made me very proud of how far we've come and how much things have changed."

She continued, "I think that Beyoncé is every woman. She's Superwoman, she's an extraordinary businesswoman, and she's a force of fashion." We agree! 

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