Rumor has it Halle Berry is set to cover the all important September issue of Vogue Magazine. If this rumor is true, and more than likely it is, Halle will only be the second black woman in the magazine’s history to cover the September issue. Naomi Campbell first did so way back in 1989. However, it was rumored to be the lowest selling Vogue cover ever and it would be years before Naomi would grace the (U.S.) cover again alone.
Fast forward to over a decade later and putting a so called black woman on the cover still has people freaked out. Gwyneth Paltrow was rumored to be getting the cover and she was no doubt a safe choice. Though my opinion is that half white Halle is an even safer choice. I’m kind over the first black thing now anyway. I rather just stick to magazines who don’t just show people who look like me on the cover, but also show them inside the covers and in the advertisements.
And speaking of advertisements- one of the reasons the September issue is all important to Vogue is that rates for advertisers are set for the year based off of how well the September issue sells.