Halle Berry Covers VOGUE’s September Issue
Those eyes. That skin. The seductive yet coy smile. Leave it to Halle Berry to provide arguably the warmest dose of sensuality fashion bible VOGUE has seen yet.
Berry’s the first black woman to make the cover of VOGUE‘s hallowed September issue since 1989 (since Naomi Campbell) and that’s the precise reason she decided to do it. “What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, ‘No, I’m not going to be on the biggest issue of the year’,” she tells writer Jonathan Van Meter.
VOGUE managed to get the beautiful actress out of her daily uniform of cotton t-shirts, distressed jeans and flat sandals and into gorgeous gowns (who knew Escada, Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, and Marc Jacobs all made velvet dresses?) for a Hollywood heyday–themed shoot by famed photographer Mario Testino. In the cover story, Berry talks about why she stopped doing interviews (“I was burned out with having other people tell the story about me that they wanted to tell”) the biggest misconceptions people have about her (“That I am this brooding, twisted, lovesick person who just can’t get it right in life. Every story about me is so heavy and dramatic. That’s not how I do life”) her penchant for art “of a sexual nature,” her charity work and, of course, her devotion to daughter Nahla.
The September issue of VOGUE hits newsstands August 24.