Halle Berry historically became the first black woman to win Best Actress at the Oscars.
She makes history again today by being only the second black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue’s September 2010 issue.
Naomi Campbell was the first. If you watched “The September Issue” documentary, you’ll remember how Anna Wintour said back in 1989 it caused “huge controversy to put a black girl on the September cover”.
Oh how times have changed. 21 years on we’re only focusing how beautiful Halle looks on the cover.
Mario Testino shot Halle wearing 6 velvet dresses by Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Escada.
Velvet is synonymous with Fall, so it’s the perfect way to put as in a Fall mindset as the Fall looks hit the stores.
Halle talks about being a mum to 2-year-old daughter Nahla and her split with Nahla’s father, Gabriel Aubry.
This 726 page issue goes on sale in the US August 24.
You can read Halle’s whole interview at Vogue.com.
Here are some extracts:
On the so-called Oscar curse: “People win Oscars, and then it seems like they fall off the planet. And that’s partly because a huge expectation walks in the room and sits right down on top of your head. The moment I won the Oscar, I felt the teardown the very next day. I thought, if I’m going down, I’m going down taking chances and daring to risk. Hence …Catwoman.” Read more…
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