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Kamala Harris’ team say they were blinded by informal image on ‘Vogue’ cover

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team say there’s a problem: The photo of the country’s future leader is not what the two sides are about. ‘were heard. , says his team.

Instead of the powder blue suit 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 occasionally wore during the campaign trail. .

Harris’s team were unaware that the cover photo had been changed until images leaked on Saturday night, according to a person involved in negotiations over how Harris would be featured on the cover. Harris’s office declined to comment and the person spoke on Sunday on condition of anonymity.

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In a statement, Vogue said it went with the more informal image of Harris for the cover, as the photo captured his “authentic and accessible 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.”

Harris, of Jamaican and Indian descent, posed in the light blue suit in front of a gold background for the magazine cover. She also posed, more casually dressed in slacks, a blazer and sneakers in front of a pink and green background, for photos that were planned inside the magazine, the person said. Pink and green are the colors of Harris’ college sisterhood, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Vogue posted both images online, but the photo of a Harris clad in sneakers is the one that will adorn the cover of the print edition of the Fashion Bible.

The person familiar with the negotiations said the Harris team had expressed to Vogue their 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.

Harris is expected to be sworn in as vice president on Jan.20.

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