So here's Beyonce's Vogue UK May Issue cover. Yes, despite all evidence to the contrary (that electric blue sequin skirt lends credence to the fashion truism that "the Spice Girls did it all first") this is not of Nineties vintage.
The Beyonce backlash has been lashing hard ever since the release of the megastar's HBO documentary special, Life Is But a Dream, which disappointed even many of her diehard fans. That's not surprising: once you perform at the Superbowl, there's really nowhere your career can go but down, even if only for a bit. This is all to say, I don't think this cover will help matters.
It's worth noting that this is Beyonce's second recent appearance posing front of the book for the Vogue family. She's currently on the March Issue of the American edition, looking a little waxy, sure, but that's par for the course given the publication's hardcore Photoshop habit.