Controversy Surrounds Kamala Harris February Vogue Cover

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is featured on American Vogue’s February cover wearing her trademark Converse sneakers she often wore during the 2020 presidential campaign cycle.

The cover, photographed by 26-year-old Tyler Mitchell, shows Harris standing with her arms crossed wearing her usual campaign attire, a dark suit and Converse sneakers in front of pink and green taffeta curtains.

Below the photo, Vogue writes “Madame Vice President! Kamala Harris and the New America” as well as a headline titled “By the people, for the people — the United States of Fashion.”

“Vice President-elect [Kamala Harris] is our February cover star,” Vogue announced in a post debuting the cover. “Making history was the first step. Now Kamala Harris has an even more monumental task: to help heal a fractured America—and lead it out of crisis.”

According to independent journalist Yashar Ali, a source “familiar with the publication plans” told him that the photo of Harris with the pink-and-green backdrop is not the one her team and Vogue’s team agreed upon. Harris’ staff had agreed on a cover which features Harris in a powder blue suit standing with her arms crossed and in front of deep buttercream color tones.

Instead, Ali reported, Anna Wintour chose the cover of Harris in her sneakers for Vogue’s print edition while the cover allegedly the two groups mutually agreed on will be featured online.


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Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.