Anna Wintour defends Kamala Harris’s Vogue cover

Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour

Vogue’s Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has come out in defence of Kamala Harris’s controversial Vogue cover.

The magazine has been criticised for its cover of the US Vice-President-elect, which many labelled as “disrespectful”.

But in a statement issued to New York Times’ podcast Sway, the 71-year-old Wintour insisted that was not Vogue’s intention.

“Obviously we have heard and understood the reaction to the print cover and I just want to reiterate that it was absolutely not our intention to, in any way, diminish the importance of the Vice President-Elect’s incredible victory,” she said

She also dismissed reports that the magazine had “formally agreed” to use a specific photo of the VP-elect on the cover. 

“There was no formal agreement about what the choice of the cover would be.”