An individual acquainted with the negotiations with Vogue says Harris’ staff wasn’t conscious of the picture swap till photos of the quilt leaked out Saturday night time.
WILMINGTON, Delaware — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cowl of the February problem of Vogue journal, however her staff says there’s an issue: the shot of the nation’s soon-to-be No. 2 chief is not what each side had agreed upon, her staff says.
As an alternative of the powder blue energy swimsuit Harris wore for her cowl shoot, the primary African American lady elected vice chairman is as a substitute seen in additional informal apparel and sporting Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, which she generally wore on the marketing campaign path.
Harris’ staff was unaware that the quilt picture had been switched till photos leaked late Saturday, in keeping with an individual concerned within the negotiations over how Harris could be featured on the quilt. Harris’ workplace declined to remark and the particular person spoke Sunday on situation of anonymity.
In an announcement, Vogue stated it went with the extra casual picture of Harris for the quilt as a result of the picture captured her “genuine, approachable nature, which we really feel is likely one of the hallmarks of the Biden-Harris administration.”
However the journal stated it launched each photos as digital journal covers to “reply to the seriousness of this second in historical past, and the position she has to play main our nation ahead.”
Harris, who’s of Jamaican and Indian descent, posed within the gentle blue swimsuit in entrance of a gold backdrop for the journal’s cowl. She additionally posed, extra casually wearing slacks, a blazer and sneakers in entrance of a pink and inexperienced background, for images that have been deliberate for contained in the journal, the particular person stated. Pink and inexperienced are the colours of Harris’ faculty sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
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Vogue has launched each photos on-line, however the picture of a sneaker-clad Harris is the one that may grace the quilt of the style bible’s print version.
The particular person with data of the negotiations stated Harris’ staff has expressed to Vogue its disappointment over the journal’s resolution.
The duvet additionally generated outrage on social media as posters expressed disappointment in how the journal determined to current the nation’s first feminine vice chairman on its cowl.
Harris is about to be sworn in as vice chairman on Jan. 20.