Beyoncé’s Shape Issue Vogue April 2009

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Beyoncé graces Vogue’s Shape Issue cover. Photographed by Mario Testino, Queen Bee’s pictures are not impressive in a fashion kind of way but more in a depersonalization perspective.

Beyoncé was cut out from her stage persona, her Sasha Fierce ego was completely peeled off thus revealing a simple girl looking just great with no more than earrings smaller than her very earlobe. (the story continues right after the jump, don’t miss the gallery with all the Beyoncé pictures from this Vogue April 2009)

Beyonce Vogue April 09 cover

I’m having a little trouble going through their “Real Women Have Curves” slogan! How do you deal with that without making it look discriminative and offensive? (photos via tfs)

Beyonce Vogue April 09

Beyonce Vogue April 09 Thierry Mugler

Beyonce Vogue US April 09


#1 Ellington on 03.15.09 at 4:15 pm

Actually Kpriss I think by them stating that real women have curves is Vogue’s way of trying to be inclusive.
Oh and as a side note I do believe that this maybe the first time that Vogue has had two women of colour in a row monthly as their magazine cover women.
Michelle Obama was last month’s cover.
As for this issue I will check it out at the library first to see if I will purchase it.

#2 Adriana on 03.16.09 at 7:23 am

Yes, I’d notice too that Vogue had two black women in a row monthly on their cover. Oh, speaking about inclusive: it is like their “Age issue”. Now it is about every size! Or am I too sceptical here?

Beyonce looks beautiful on this cover and on the shoot. So much better here than her usual looks. I love the blue dress too.
I find Beyonce very beautiful but I don’t like her look most off the time. I love her voice but not her music…..

#3 cc on 01.04.10 at 1:05 am

“Real women have curves”

I think this phrase is so over-used it needs to be put to sleep. I wonder if thin, non-curvaceous models and angular women worry that they’re maybe ‘not real women’?! haha!

#4 Adriana on 01.04.10 at 9:58 am

LOL! And true!!

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