The Queen B strikes again with the salaciously steamy Beyonce September 2011 Harper's Bazaar cover shoot that solidifies her reign in the fashion world. Her fifth cover in the past few months, this shoot is proof that she never leaves Sascha Fierce at home. Sporting a flaming red Gucci silk chiffon gown on the cover, the singing siren also rocks Lanvin, Hermes and Armani Prive throughout the shoot.
Lensed by the lucky Alex Lubomirski and styled by Franck, the shoot took place at the Ritz in Paris, where Bey did her album art shoot this past April. The shoot is a part of a series of promotional spreads and covers the bootylicious beauty has done in anticipation of her upcoming album '4,' which is predicted to once again top the charts.
Implications - The rise of downloading and iTunes has made album purchasing an increasingly insignificant means for consumers to show appreciation for an artist. Publicity stunts, song leaks, regular appearances and seductively buzz-worthy photo shoots are all important ways to attract consumers to upcoming albums and encourage sales.