21 June, 2021

The Vogue Wardrobe Malcontent

How does a fashion & lifestyle magazine cover America’s first woman vice-president? Kamala Harris gets the iconic Vogue cover, but it’s not all pink and rosy between the two sides.

The Vogue Wardrobe Malcontent

American Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there’s a problem: the shot of the country’s No. 2 leader isn’t what both sides had agreed upon. Instead of the powder blue power suit Harris wore for her cover shoot, the first African American woman elected vice president is instead seen in more casual attire and wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, which she sometimes wore on the campaign trail, reports the Associated Press.

Harris’s team was unaware that the cover photo had been switched until images leaked, according to a person involved in the negotiations over how Harris would be featured on the cover. Harris’s office declined comment and the person spoke on condition of anonymity. In a statement, Vogue said it went with the more informal image of Harris for the cover because the photo captured her “authentic, approachable nature, which we feel is one of the hallmarks of the Biden-Harris administration”. But the magazine said it released both...

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