There are many reasons we have mad respect for Beyoncé. Vogue.com clearly feels the same way: In honor of the megastar gracing the cover of their September issue, the site is experiencing a full-on Beyoncé takeover, debuting the just-released images from the magazine (which hits newsstands on August 25th) shot by Mario Testino. Here is a peek of our 3 favorite photos from the shoot, which lend further proof as to why Queen Bey is the ultimate cover girl.
#1: Beyoncé is just as pretty in fresh-faced makeup and just-out-of-the shower hair as she is rocking some of the boldest beauty trends on the planet.
#2: Beyoncé can pull off the world’s most daring and spectacular fashion as proven by her incredible dress at the Met Gala—which had a similar vibe as this embellished sheer Atelier Versace gown from the Vogue shoot.
#3: No one can step to Beyoncé’s dance moves—which is why we’ll be studying these 17 GIFS in order to emulate Bey’s impeccable hip shakes and gravity-defying backbends.