According to Ali, the Harris and Wintour teams had agreed on the final photo, which shows Harris in a powder blue suit against a soft yellow / orange background. But in the photo that ends on the cover of the physical magazine, Harris is wearing a black suit with All Stars. The background looks like a standard prom photo. Ali says it’s unacceptable that Vogue posted the photo without Harris’ knowledge. According to him, the team of the future vice-president was therefore unpleasantly surprised.
Vogue then responded with a statement. “We chose this photo for the print cover, not the inline cover, because we think VP Harris is presented that way. Precisely because she looks so accessible and authentic, which is one of the spearheads of the Biden / Harris government. We applaud both covers and make no distinction. For us, she is just as powerful in both photos. “
Yashar’s tweets nonetheless elicited angry reactions from Voguelezers. According to them, the editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in particular “does not understand anything about black women”. She has previously been criticized for the lack of diversity on Vogue’s editorial board. According to insiders, they are only “ultra-thin white women, who come from a good home and have many ties through their families.”