Harris team says it was blindsided by VP-elect’s Vogue cover


Converse high-top sneakers of Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., are shown as she speaks at a drive-in early voting event, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Miami, Fla. Harris has landed on the cover of the February 2021 issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there’s a problem: the shot of the country’s soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn’t what both sides had agreed upon. Instead of the powder blue power suit Harris wore for her cover shoot, the first African American woman elected vice president is instead seen in more casual attire and wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, which she sometimes wore on the campaign trail. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Vice President-elect Kamala Harris appears on the cover of Vogue magazine’s February issue, but her team says there’s a problem: the photo isn’t the shot both sides had agreed upon.

Instead of appearing in the power suit, she wore to the cover shoot, Harris is seen casually dressed and wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.

Harris sometimes campaigned wearing them.

A person familiar with the negotiations with Vogue says Harris’ team wasn’t aware of the switch until images of the cover leaked out Saturday night.

Harris’ team declined formal comment.

The individual spoke on condition of anonymity.

Vogue has not commented.


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