Vogue will release ‘a limited number’ of issues with the good Kamala Harris cover

Actor Matt Damon and wife Luciana Damon arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of 20th Century Fox's 'Ford v Ferrari' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on November 4, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Anna Wintour made sure to create a lot of stupid drama for no good reason. Soon after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election, Vogue got in touch with Team Kamala and invited her to appear on the February issue, which they would coordinate to come out just before the inauguration. Kamala and her team agreed, with some conditions. Kamala – Senator Harris, VP Harris – wanted to style herself and wear her own clothes, and her team wanted to be informed about which photo would make the cover. All of that was fine with the Vogue team and they selected the cover image you can see above, VP Harris in a powder blue suit in front of a soft gold background. Vogue and Team Kamala agreed, this would be the cover.

Then, at some point, Anna Wintour was like “not so fast,” and out of nowhere, she changed the cover images. Suddenly, the newsstand cover became the more informal shot of VP Harris in Chucks and slim-cut pants, looking too lowkey. As many pointed out, the Chucks photo was too informal, overly familiar in a disturbing way. The more presidential image (powder blue suit) was relegated to the “digital cover.” The whole thing was a catastrophe. Well, Anna Wintour is still eating sh-t about it, as she should be. Wintour decided to offer “a limited number of special edition #InaugurationDay issues, featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,” and the special edition Vogues will have the powder blue suit cover. What happened?

Vogue magazine is doing a U-turn and publishing a new cover with Kamala Harris following the furor over the vice president-elect’s cover. The fashion bible released a cover with the senator posing in her own casual clothes and Converse sneakers for its February issue. But fans griped that it was far from worthy of the fact she will be the first woman to hold the nation’s second-highest office.

Sources close to Harris then said her camp was “blindsided” by the cover after being told Vogue would use a photo of her wearing a Michael Kors powder blue suit in front of a gold background. The image was instead used for the digital cover. But on Tuesday, Vogue confirmed to Page Six that it would be publishing this photo as a fresh cover to commemorate Wednesday’s inauguration, saying in a statement: “In recognition of the enormous interest in the digital cover, and in celebration of this historic moment, we will be publishing a limited number of special edition inaugural issues.”

A source added it was a “gesture of goodwill combined with excitement about being able to publish this cover in time for this special day.”

Readers still took aim at Vogue after the announcement was made on Instagram, with one writing: “Don’t you mean ‘we are publishing the cover that should have been.’” Another added: “This is the edition I want to buy. Ms Kamala Harris looking like the powerful and dignified woman she is.”

[From Page Six]

Yeah, I still want the oral history of how the Kamala-approved cover was ever pushed aside in favor of the Chucks cover. Clearly, it was a very last minute thing, given that VP Harris and her team had already gotten a look at the powder blue suit cover and approved it. I’m positive that Anna Wintour screwed up, but I still want to know the hows and whys of what went into the f–k up. Anyway, Vogue offering us the newsstand cover we should have had from the beginning is too little too late.

Actor Matt Damon and wife Luciana Damon arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of 20th Century Fox's 'Ford v Ferrari' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on November 4, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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  1. Nev says:

    Gotta find one now!!!
    I already got the other one. GEEZ.

  2. Lady D says:

    I really hope this tanks Anna’s career. Like the queen, she should have retired long ago.

  3. Mumbles says:

    This results in a high demand for a product that people are going to pay the inflated newsstand price for. Seems a win for Conde Nast.

  4. Hellohello says:

    I’m sorry but the lighting in both images is terrible! Do they hate Kamala or something?

  5. Calistoga says:

    Wintour needs to be put out to pasture. That racist old bobbed bat needs to go. She’s a relic that should be retired & never brought back.

  6. Notgoingtosleepuntilbidenpresident says:

    This is sad to that Anna Wintour disrespected Kamala and goes to show she is very out of touch…is this due to white privilege or racism?

  7. Louise177 says:

    The chucks cover seemed too casual and looks thrown together. It would have been ok but bad for an inside photo. I don’t know why anyone thought it was a good shot. The suit cover looks more professional but boring.

  8. Gemgirlaaa says:

    Yech! Both of these are horribly lit. Are they the test shots or something? While Madam Vice President looks happy, I would be piiiiiissssed if my cover on Vogue printed me with those circles under my eyes. And WTF with the gold…Is she staying at the No-Tel Motel? No. No. NO.

  9. Edna says:

    Not trying to thread Jack. But did y’all see Michelle Obama’s inaugural outfit? It’s is 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  10. Marigold says:

    I like the chucks photo. I’m wearing my chucks today along with my pearls.

  11. Christine says:

    I don’t mind the more casual chucks look, but it’s an unflattering picture. She looks uncomfortable

  12. Shim says:

    Green and pink are the colors of her sorority, I wonder if that influenced someone’s decision making somewhere.

  13. EarlGreyHot says:

    Bad lighting, as if no-one remembered to use any actual studio lights, just whatever chandelier was hanging in there. If I gave my client a portrait with overhead lighting and washed out, sallow skin, they wouldn’t pay and rightly so.

  14. KinChicago says:

    I used to love vogue. It has been years since I bought an issue.
    I hated how the subscription copy arrived so much later than the newsstands or even the grocery store.
    I’m glad they finally put someone professional, capable and intelligent rather than yet another Kardashian bimbo.

  15. stephka says:

    I feel like her face isn’t even in focus in either photo.

  16. L4frimaire says:

    Oh to be in on the conversations at CondéNast and with Harris’s team around this cover after it was released. The wtf’s were flying I’m sure.The blue photo is definitely better but the backdrops for both are just so mediocre. A lot of photo shoots have both the photographer and art directors. What happened here? This whole Vogue thing is just a deflated balloon. Vogue brought their B- game, were called out, put out some stupid spin and are backpedaling now. Just mediocre all around and a disservice to VP Harris. The problem with these fashion types in general is that they don’t want to look like they’re trying too hard. In the case of the Harris cover, they didn’t try hard enough, and left the manners, respect and frankly, knowing their place, at the door as well. Such a squandered opportunity. It is what it is.

  17. The Recluse says:

    I will take what I can find in my small town.