The photo of the future leader of the country is not what the two sides had agreed on, his team said
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue Magazine, but his team says there is a problem: The shot from the future leader of the country is not what the two sides agreed on, his team said.
Instead of the powder blue suit Ms Harris wore for her cover shoot, the first African-American woman elected Vice President is instead seen in a more casual outfit and wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, which she sometimes wore during the campaign. electoral.
Ms Harris’s team were unaware that the cover photo had been changed until images leaked, according to a person involved in negotiations over how Harris would be featured on the cover. Ms Harris’s office declined to 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, as the photo captured his “authentic and approachable nature, which we believe is a hallmark of the Biden administration. -Harris. ” But the magazine said it released both images as digital magazine covers to “respond to the gravity of this moment in history and the role it must play in moving our country forward.” Mrs Harris, of Jamaican and Indian descent, posed in the light blue suit in front of a gold background for the cover of the magazine. She also posed, more casual with pants, a blazer and sneakers in front of a pink and green. background, for the photos that were planned in the magazine, the person said. Pink and green are the colors of Harris’s college sisterhood, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Vogue posted both images online, but the photo of Ms Harris wearing sneakers is the one that will adorn the cover of the print edition of the Fashion Bible.
The person familiar with the negotiations said Ms Harris’ team had expressed to Vogue his disappointment with the magazine’s decision.
The cover also sparked outrage on social media, with the posters expressing disappointment over the magazine’s decision to feature the country’s first vice president on its cover.
Ms Harris is expected to be sworn in as vice president on Jan.20.