Beyoncé, Sexy & Pregnant. That's the obvious headline that accompanies Beyoncé's cover for the November issue of Harper's Bazaar. But the accompanying cover story tells us some fun facts about Beyoncé and the designers that love her. Oh, and she looks amazing in the editorial, shot by Terry Richardson--click through for pix.
Here's what we learned:
- Beyoncé working on a maternity line for House of Deréon, the line she produces with her mom Tina. "I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant," Beyoncé told Bazaar. "Flowy fabrics are always flattering...but I still rock my stilettos."
- Designers Love Beyoncé. Everyone from Azzedine Alaïa to Tom Ford to Riccardo Tisci weighs in with praise for the superstar. In a fantastic little aside, we also learn that Alaïa listens to Beyoncé every day and can dance the "Single Ladies" dance. Now we cannot picture anything else. Here's what these hot shot designers had to say about Bey: Tisci: "I cannot wait for her to give birth for two reasons: First, because I love her and Jay-Z—they are so happy together—and second, because I want to have goose bumps when I see her back in Givenchy." Tom Ford: "Beyoncé is a force...She radiates positive energy. That is what true stars do. You feel it when you are around her, you feel it when you see her perform, you feel it when she sings, and you feel it when she looks you in the eyes and smiles." Azzedine Alaïa: "Her music is invigorating; it really brightens my mood and fires my imagination."
- Gwyneth is still calling Beyoncé 'B'. "[O]ur best times have been when we are just sitting around in sweatpants, having a glass of wine, chatting about life. B is wise beyond her years. She has taught me the value of speaking your mind. She is clear and honest and true to herself while being respectful. She will be an incredible mother because she is so full of love and she knows who she is."
--Beyoncé and her team might hire Tommy Ton for...something. We're still confused about this sentence: "Her longtime stylist Ty Hunter helps her put together ensembles even for her days off, and she and her team are considering hiring hot street-style photographer Tommy Ton to shoot behind the scenes." So Tommy Ton will shoot Beyoncé behind the scenes, of life? Unclear.
--Beyoncé names her style inspiration. She's into Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Gisele.
Here are a few of our favorite photos from Beyoncé's editorial from the mag, which was shot at NYC's Standard Hotel by Terry Richardson. Go to Harper's Bazaar to see all of them.
**All photos: Terry Richardson/Harper's Bazaar