In her upcoming role as the incomparable Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson embodies the style, grace and monumental genius of one of the seminal artists of all time. In our September cover shoot, she serves equally epic fall fashion in head-turning looks inspired by the Queen of Soul’s most legendary hits. With September being Fall fashion month, Hudson rocks glamorous looks inspired by epic Aretha tunes including A Rose is Still A RoseStill Waters Run DeepSparkle, Angel and Young, Gifted & Black—for which she dons a custom two-piece look by burgeoning Black designer Bishme Cromartie—a Project Runway Season 17 alum who hails from Maryland and is based in Los Angeles. Our cover story is accompanied by a special package which celebrates the creatives behind-the-scenes of Respect and the best in fall fashion and beauty.

Here, EBONY's Editor-in-Chief & SVP, Programming, Marielle Bobo, takes us behind the scenes of our September Digital Cover Experience. Check out the video below.