This month's issue of Vogue is being graced by the one and only Halle Berry. As the first woman of color to grace the September Issue of Vogue since 1989, I'm absolutely ecstatic that her face will be on newsstands this coming month. It's interesting to see how far we, as minority women, have come in the fashion industry but we still have SO much progress still hanging in the balance. The fact that Vogue hasn't had a black woman on it's September issue cover in 21 years is proof that we still have a long way to go. Here's what Ms. Berry had to say about it...
On being asked to shoot Vogue's September Issue:
"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.'"
On breaking her 3 year hiatus from press:"I was burned-out with having other people tell the story about me that they wanted to tell,'' Berry claims. "I told my publicist, 'I'm not going to talk anymore. I'm just going to live my life and be who I am'."
On her break-up with longtime boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry:“I don’t think I’m unlike a lot of people. I am just someone who is trying to find that mate, and I think it’s a really hard thing to do,” Berry said. “I am not willing to stay somewhere where I am not really happy. And I am not willing to pretend I am for the kid’s sake or so that I don’t have to go through another public humiliation.”
Vogue's September issue hits newsstands on August 24th. For full article and photoshoot, pick up a copy, or check Vogue.com for updates.