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Kamala Harris’ alleged Vogue cover slammed on social media

Kamala Harris’ alleged Vogue cover slammed on social media

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Kamala Harris‘ alleged upcoming Vogue cover has been widely criticized on social media.

Somewhat ironically flanked by the phrase “By the People, For the People: The United States of Fashion” stands Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, casually dressed as if in between campaign stops (which she may very well have been).

In the photo, Harris sports a black blazer, skinny jeans and white tee, accessorized with a coordinating pair of her now-trademark Converse low-tops and the oft-seen pearl necklace emblematic of her chosen family, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Kamala Harris on June 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

The sorority also gets a visual shoutout in the cover’s pink-and-green (the sorority’s colors) backdrop of artfully rumpled silk shantung and brocade, which Harris looks…weirdly transposed upon.

Some social media users are saying Harris looks washed out in the photo while others say the cover’s style doesn’t give her the respect she deserves. Others are saying that it’s just plain bad.

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Kamala Harris attends the 2014 Variety Power of Women presented by Lifetime at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

Journalist Yashar Ali tweeted the cover along with the following info:

  1. The February Vogue cover featuring VP-elect Kamala Harris has been widely criticized on social media this evening. But according to a source familiar with the publication plans, this is not the cover that the Vice President-elect’s team expected.
  2. In the cover that they expected, Vice President-elect Harris was wearing a powder blue suit. That was the cover that the Vice President-elect’s team and the Vogue team, including Anna Wintour, mutually agreed upon…which is standard for fashion magazines.
  3. To be clear, this Vogue cover of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is real. It’s just that per a source familiar, this is not the cover that was mutually agreed upon. The agreed upon cover had VP-elect Harris in a powder blue suit. So folks feel blindsided this evening.

Here is a sampling of the Kamala Harris Vogue cover social media comments

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