Vogue announced a limited number of special edition magazines will be published for inauguration day featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
— Page Six (@PageSix) January 19, 2021
“In celebration of this historic moment, we will be publishing a limited number of special edition #InaugurationDay issues, featuring Vice President-elect @kamalaharris,” a statement shared on Instagram said.
The magazine faced backlash over its decision to use a photo of Harris dressed informally and wearing converse over a photo of the vice-president elect wearing a powder blue suit, Page Six reported. Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour defended the magazine’s decision to use the relaxed portrait of Harris. (RELATED: Vogue Defends Kamala Harris Cover Photo Switch)
“When the two images arrived at Vogue, all of us felt very, very strongly that the less formal portrait of the Vice President-elect really reflected the moment that we were living in which we are all in the midst — as we still are — of the most appalling pandemic that is taking lives by the minute,” Wintour told The New York Times.
“And we felt to reflect this tragic moment in global history, a much less formal picture, something that was very, very accessible and approachable and real, really reflected the hallmark of the Biden-Harris campaign and everything that they are trying to, and I’m sure will, achieve,” the statement from Wintour continued.