Why 2018 is a History-Making Year for September Issues

The world has been abuzz ever since the world’s biggest fashion publications including Vogue, Elle, Glamour  and Porter Magazine announced their September issue cover girls — including Lebron James who received backlash for going up for black women being a great example for his daughter.

 

If you have never seen or heard of the iconic documentary September Issue starring Anna Wintour, you may be wondering why September is different than any other month; September is the beginning of the fashion year and there is no more coveted magazine cover to grace than THE September issue. For the first time ever, black women covered the majority of major magazines for their September issue — and this is a history-making feat for (many) more reasons that one.

Here’s our countdown of all of the reasons why this is the most historical September for black women in fashion:

1. FIRST BLACK COVER GIRL HAND-PICKED BY FIRST BLACK EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

A few months ago, Edward Enninful became the first Black Editor-in-Chief of Vogue UK. For his first ever September issue, he chose none other that Queen Rihanna herself, who is the first black woman to cover the September issue in at least 10 years.

 

2. TYLER MITCHELL BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK PHOTOGRAPHER TO EVER SHOOT A VOGUE MAGAZINE COVER

Beyoncé was the cover star for THE September issue of Vogue USA and had unprecedented power over its creative direction. She is the only black woman to cover a Vogue USA September issue for the past 9 years — she covered the September 2015 issue, which was five years after Halle Berry became the first black women to EVER cover the magazine’s September issue.

 

3. BEYONCE FEATURED A BLACK DESIGNER IN HER VOGUE SPREAD

Beyonce complimented her subtle hair and glam with a range of gorgeous looks and glamorous head pieces. She was sure to include an all-white suit by black designer Wales Bonner in her lineup of looks. 

 

4. EBONY USES BLACK STYLIST FOR COVER SHOOT

Quite frankly, Ebony deserves to top this list because their publication serves to exhibit the power of #BlackGirlMagic in every issue. But this particular issue had an extra spark of black girl magic as the legendary Shiona Turini was selected to style Issa Rae for the cover.

 

5.  BLACK TRANSWOMAN JANET MOCK INTERVIEWS ZENDAYA FOR COVER STORY

Zendaya made history all on her own by being the first black woman to cover the September Issue of Marie Claire magazine in at least 10 years. But this victory was given even bigger merit when black transwoman Janet Mock, who directed the hit series Pose alongside Ryan Murphy, was selected to interview Zendaya for the cover story.

 

Spoke with @zendaya for the September issue of @marieclairemag !!!

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6. SLICK WOODS IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO COVER ELLE UK PREGNANT 

Not only is Slick Woods the only black woman to cover a September issue of Elle UK in at least 10 years, but she is the only cover girl in at least 10 years to cover the magazine pregnant.

 

Me and Saphir’s September @elleuk cover story, forever grateful

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7. TIFFANY HADDISH IS THE ONLY BLACK WOMAN TO COVER THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF GLAMOUR SINCE 2011

Tiffany Haddish is the first to conquer this feat since Rihanna in 2011. Before Rihanna, JLo covered the September issue in 2010.

 

8. TRACEE ELLIS ROSS IS THE FIRST BLACK (& AMERICAN) WOMAN TO COVER ELLE CANADA IN AT LEAST 10 YEARS

Gracing the cover of Elle Canada as an American native is challenging as is. But can you believe that the first Black woman to cover the September issue in the 2010’s isn’t a Canadian native but our very own Tracee Ellis Ross?!

 

OMG ~ so excited to be the september 2018 @ellecanada cover girl! link in bio —— “Everybody has different choices, but my desire is to have the life that I’ve lived, all that I’ve done to learn the things that I’ve learned, all the hard lessons I need to own beaming through me and out of my face and out of my body. The history of what I come from—my heartbreaks and my joys—all of it is living in my face. All of those things have made me the woman I am.” —— wearing a @prabalgurung sweater & @simonmillerusa earrings photographer: @ninomunoz editor-in-chief: @vanessacraft art director: @jedtallo stylist: @elainejyll hair: @larryjarahsims makeup: @lisastoreymakeup nails: @nailbaby_maho #ELLECanadaxTracee

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Gabriella Layne

Editor-in-Chief of The Strut Magazine

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