‘Vogue’ Reveals Beyonce’s Official Power Issue Cover And Spread

Beyonce for Vogue.
Photo: Vogue

FINALLY. It’s here! Beyonce’s official Vogue cover is finally HERE. We know it was hardly an entire weekend that we had to wait for this since the Givenchy-clad images of Bey on the Power Issue first leaked, but compared to the break-neck Beyonce Update time we’d grown accustomed to over the weeks flanking her Super Bowl halftime performance (a hotly buzzed about Inauguration national anthem, more images from GQ, rapid-fire rehearsal photos, a new fragrance campaign, and a gigantic world tour announcement), holding this over our heads for more than 24 hours KILLED. Thankfully, though, Vogue has quelled our maddening anticipation with the release of not only Queen (or King, if you prefer) Bey’s cover but her seriously drop-dead spread.

Beyonce for Vogue.
Photo: Vogue

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Camilla Nickerson, Beyonce looks positively regal in every shot. The shoot’s minimalist set-up — a brushed granite-colored backdrop and the occasional piece of antique furniture — left so much room for Bey to shape-shift with every outfit. She oscillates effortlessly between scarlet, ruffled Oscar De La Renta fainting couch chic (with jeweled McQueen sandals BTW) to all smiles and structure in Marni brocade on top of Haider Ackermann striped jacquard. It’s a testament to Bey’s physical confidence and knack for performance as little changes about her look aside from garments and her pose (Mrs. Carter keeps the same subtle beauty look and Janet Jackson à la “Love Will Never Do Without You” loose updo throughout). Peep the rest of the spread and Beyonce’s full interview at Vogue.com!

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