WTF is this?
Anna Wintour gives Kamala Harris the worst Vogue cover of all time
|by Anonymous||reply 90||01/14/2021|
Goddamn. It looks like the inside of a coffin. Or a house remodel. This is a fucking hate crime
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/09/2021|
Not flattering at all. Poorly styled & lit. She looks like a high school kid with a backdrop made from mom's fabric from the sewing room. This seems so ridiculous because she's been styled & photographed well many times. This is a miss.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/09/2021|
R2 here. I zoomed in around her hair & it looks like some shitty photoshopped job. There has to be another cover, or at least this one needs more polish.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/09/2021|
Apparently, it’s not the photo they agreed to use.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/09/2021|
She looks like a visitor to Pee Wee's Playhouse
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/09/2021|
That can't be for real, can it? It's a joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/09/2021|
ELLE did it better.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/09/2021|
“the new America” indeed. If the picture is anything to go by, I’d say it’s not very optimistic. Did they let an intern do their magic here, I can’t help but wonder who thought this looked like a good cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/09/2021|
Apparently the photo they agreed to use was one where Harris was in a powder blue suit, and for some reason they changed the photo without telling her.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/09/2021|
Anna Wintour hates black people
She'll have them on the cover, but she makes them look bad
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/09/2021|
She needs to chop that hair off and find herself a girlfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/09/2021|
I don't understand this photo. It must be filled with secret messages.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/09/2021|
It's fine. Maybe it's trying to say that she is going to be freshening things up. The dreary old green wallpaper. And she comes in with that pinky mauvey fabric as a way to say, I'm making changes my way... I don't know. Strike that. I mean that pinky mauvey color is bullshit and her outfit is all wrong. I give up. I can't explain this one either.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/09/2021|
[quote] I don't understand this photo. It must be filled with secret messages.
I also caught that. Anna is such an imp.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/09/2021|
It's Dame Anna to you OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/09/2021|
An awkward pose in front of a shitty backdrop? Anna Wintour is notorious for approving ever detail of every cover. I'm genuinely shocked she thought this piece of shit cover was the best Vogue could do.
Allegedly, the Harris camp is disappointed because they had discussed using an entirely different photo before the announcement was made. They liked one with Harris in a powder blue pantsuit.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/10/2021|
She’s stepping on decadence in a pair of Converse. The theme had potential but the execution - meh.
I would’ve preferred a more stoic expression to juxtapose against, well, everything else.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/10/2021|
Wow. That background is disturbing - it completely overpowers the image of Kamala. The Elle shot was much better as Kamala was the focal point. These should not be "fashion" shots and the significance should be the person.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/10/2021|
Not even Vogue can turn a turd into gold.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/10/2021|
How would Anna like an IRS audit? Because she's getting one.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/10/2021|
It takes quite an effort to make such a beautiful woman look awful.
I think the top part would do, unkempt as the background is.
But her thighs look fat, the short legs on the pants make her look stubby in general, and the sneakers make her look like she's a loon.
Hope this is the end of Witchtower - she sucks big time.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/10/2021|
It’s no secret that Wintour hates black women
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/10/2021|
I get the idea of it -- the gaudy background is the usual sort of voluminous backdrop Vogue has women pose in, but they'd normally be glammed up, wearing huge ballgowns. Dropping Kamala in her sneakers and pants in front of it, it's all about the contrast. That sense of not belonging, of confusion, is the photo's reason. Still it could've been executed better
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/10/2021|
The Root has a good write-up about the cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/10/2021|
5 minutes ago Vogue tweeted out another cover...the one the Harris camp were hoping they'd use in the first place. It's MUCH better.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/10/2021|
Wow Anna must be an ardent Trumper. That's the shittiest cover I've ever seen on a fashion magazine by far. No contest. Does she love Trump or hate black women and is appalled that one will now be vp as opposed to one who knows her place and is just an exotic model? Harris looks dumpy and ridiculous and is an attractive professional looking woman. You know Wintour is super anal so every rotten detail is by design.
Yes the one in the pale blue suit is ok. Not great but much better. What happened to photographers?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/10/2021|
To her credit, Anna is not a Trumper. I just think the cover is a serious misfire with good intentions. The backdrop uses Harris' sorority colors (AKA--pink and green)...also, despite being sophisticated, on the campaign trail she regularly appeared in Comverse Chuck Taylors...finally, she's the VP. Michelle Obama had beautiful colors, but as First Lady she was allowed to embrace her femininity. Harris is expected to project strength, so she couldn't appear draped over a chaise lounge or in front of a floral backdrop.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/10/2021|
[quote]Honestly, I thought she was delivering my lunch. I had my assistant pull out a cell phone and take two shots because I thought the shoes were an abomination. But don't worry. We managed to get that lovely fabric clean of footprints. Imagine how shocked I was that it was who it was. So sad. I let her pick which pic to use. The other one was blurry because Therese's hand was shaking from laughing. She's gone now.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/10/2021|
The sneakers without socks seem odd. The fabric is distracting and looks like Scarlett O'Hara's bedroom drapes.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/10/2021|
Blue suit one, while not breathtaking, is much better. In the one Wintour picked out, Kamala looks like she's got her dropcloth ready and is about to go to work tearing down some pukey green wallpaper.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/10/2021|
I thought the taffeta was indicative of her having to ditch her casual look for ball gowns and style as the first female VP ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/10/2021|
Well the old cow has people TALKING about Vogue
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/10/2021|
The pandemic alone makes the timing of this really ill advised. She should be doing substance covers, but Vogue and Elle could have waited.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/10/2021|
WTH is that background? This is so jarring.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/10/2021|
[quote] It's fine.
I don't understand "it's fine." That's bullshit. Vogue knows the fuck how to make someone look good on a damn cover. And you make Kamala Harris look like that? She's a good-looking woman and VP-elect. Give her some fucking respect & authority in presentation. Geez.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/10/2021|
R35 I'm no social justice warrior, but the choice of pink and green as a backdrop could have racist implications. Anyway, I don't need Yashar Ali to tell me this is only one of multiple covers shot. I know how Vogue works with these things.
I haven't had a subscription since 2005, and stopped reading completely after Kim Kardashian & Kanye West paid to be on the cover. I can't wait for Wintour to die a slow death. I've been over her for decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/10/2021|
I blame the normally outspoken homosexual at every Vogue shoot who didn't stand up to Kamala with a insistant "Gurl, just no."
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/10/2021|
R26 Wow. Okay, this was purposeful.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/10/2021|
Just took a better look at that alternative cover. It’s perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/10/2021|
I still don't like her.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/10/2021|
Better than Mike Pence, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/10/2021|
Some of the most brilliant fashion minds in the world decided THIS was the look. But DLers know better. Right? Right?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/10/2021|
Yes, the great, delicate intricacies of the brilliant fashion minds in the world.
I'm surprised they had time to manage the Vogue cover after all their work on the COVID vaccines.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/10/2021|
Not good, but American Vogue often has crappy covers.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/10/2021|
[quote] It's fine. Maybe it's trying to say that she is going to be freshening things up
NO, This is the first black FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Shame on that cunt anna wintour. She should show some respect
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/10/2021|
The cover is definitely a misfire but it’s worth pointing out that the photographer was Tyler Mitchell, who was the first Black lensman to shoot a cover of Vogue when he did the Beyoncé cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/10/2021|
The cover the Harris camp wanted to use is so much better. She looks beautiful and powerful in that blue. Anna must be on her way out and not give a fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/10/2021|
Has Joy Reid commented?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/10/2021|
[quote]In the one Wintour picked out, Kamala looks like she's got her dropcloth ready and is about to go to work tearing down some pukey green wallpaper.
To be fair, who knows what kind of horrors are going to be found when Biden and Harris get into the Oval Office.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/10/2021|
Has Grace left Vogue?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/10/2021|
[quote] Wow Anna must be an ardent Trumper. That's the shittiest cover I've ever seen on a fashion magazine by far
It's something that you could see a bunch of teenagers doing for the school newspaper.
It might have even worked inside the magazine with a bunch of other fabulous pictures
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/10/2021|
r45, please find an uglier one and post it. That cover was meant to undermine her. It's 100 percent disrespectful and reeks of envy and resentment.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/10/2021|
I just want to say Vogue has been OVER for years and anyone who is shook by this is late. Their covers have been lame for some time.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/10/2021|
[quote] The cover is definitely a misfire but it’s worth pointing out that the photographer was Tyler Mitchell, who was the first Black lensman to shoot a cover of Vogue when he did the Beyoncé cover.
He tried to incorporate her sorority colors with her love of Chuck Taylor shoes but the framing of it, her pose, the simplicity and frumpiness of all of it is dreadful.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/10/2021|
I appreciate the sentiment, but Tyler Mitchell just isn’t a good photographer. His Beyoncé cover was whack as fuck too.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/10/2021|
[quote] I'm waiting for Kamala to wear a dress. She's always in drab pantsuits. I think she would look beautiful strolling to the platform in a long flowing dress.
Does Kamala do dresses?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/10/2021|
I don’t know why Kamala is on Vogue at all!
She is not the president’s consort (like Jackie) she's the replacement president and —let’s be frank— she’s going to be taking over sooner than we think.
And when president she will required to to do things like order US sharpshooters on overseas missions to kill Osama Bin Ladin, shoot Somali pirates, stand up to Putin and intervene in the next Indian-Pakistan war, etc, etc etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/10/2021|
[quote]Some of the most brilliant fashion minds in the world decided THIS was the look. But DLers know better. Right? Right?
I know cerulean blue from shit, so yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/10/2021|
Has Grace left Vogue?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/10/2021|
[quote]I don’t know why Kamala is on Vogue at all!
You just answered your own damn question.
[quote]She's the replacement president and —let’s be frank— she’s going to be taking over sooner than we think. And when president she will required to to do things like order US sharpshooters on overseas missions to kill Osama Bin Ladin, shoot Somali pirates, stand up to Putin and intervene in the next Indian-Pakistan war, etc, etc etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/10/2021|
I would like to see KH in a dress for a change. I don't know why she always wears pantsuits unless she feels self-conscious about her weight. She has worn dresses in the past.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/10/2021|
Now they are saying this was whitewashing Kamala. I thought CNN had already done so,.
[quote] Critics accused Vogue of disrespecting Harris by 'lightening' her skin and putting her in a pair of Converse
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/10/2021|
Maybe an employee that was thinking of quitting deliberately chose the bad cover at the last minute so that it would reflect poorly on Anna. Anna has gotten a lot of heat in the past 6 months over her treatment of POC
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/10/2021|
That wig is doing her no favors with the "That Girl" flip
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/10/2021|
R64, I know the quote isn’t yours, but I don’t think the “skin lightening” is intentional but more of a reflection of being unable to use proper lighting/backdrop colors. The shades of pink and green used washed Kamala out and make her skin tone appear sallow.
Contextually, I can see why Anna chose the cover - but it is hurt by being too “on the nose” with the iconography. Plus the image has the appearance of an initial test shot. Very strange, but not necessarily shocking for US Vogue these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/10/2021|
Why would a black photographer lighten her color. He's simply bad. Very amateurish. There have been very fine black photographers. He's not one of them. Wintour is old. Her skin is so crepey it looks like it's about to fall off. It's time to move on like maybe teach. Though it seems to want to have her as a teacher you'd have to want to major in being a mean, very cold, arrogant piece of shit without the least bit of wit or humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/11/2021|
[quote]It's fine. Maybe it's trying to say that she is going to be freshening things up.
"It's fine"? "Freshening things up"? She's not washing out her cooter in the hotel bathroom. She's the first woman and a woman of color no less to hold the second most senior office in America. It's awful and your lack of basic visual comprehension is proof of why America is the laughingstock it is today.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/11/2021|
Even though I can't stand Britney Spears, her patriotic Vogue cover is iconic. There certainly could've been a better way to pay homage to Harris' place in US history, while incorporating her sorority colors and personal style. Maybe having her wear a green pantsuit against a pink background?
Also, they missed an opportunity to simply state "MVP" (Madam Vice President)
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/11/2021|
I know 2020 was the BLM year but will all this woke pandering ever end?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/11/2021|
A source told DailyMail.com that Harris had thought her preferred image - which shows the VP-elect in a powder blue suit - would be used on the cover, and said she was only made aware that the more 'casual' photo of her wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers had been swapped in when the cover was leaked online.
However, a Vogue insider denied that Harris' team ever requested photo or cover approval, and insisted that a specific cover shot had not been agreed upon.
Still, the source close to Harris suggested that she privately agrees with much of the online criticism of the chosen cover shot, revealing that the VP-elect is 'extremely disappointed' with the choice - despite the fact that her own team chose her outfits for the shoot.
[quote] will all this woke pandering ever end?
Only if China takes over.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/11/2021|
[quote] a better way to pay homage to Harris' place in US history,
It hasn't started yet. We have no idea what's going to happen in the next 4 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/11/2021|
What the hell are you talking about, R73? At the very least there's never been a black, female VP.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/11/2021|
I'm looking at the cover with her in the powder blue suit, and she's standing in front of a long, narrow table with a fabric over our, and the fabric is bunched up on one side. Did anyone else read this as a massage table? Like she's standing there saying "Okay America, come lay down so I can work some kinks & tension out of you!"
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/11/2021|
[quote]That sense of not belonging, of confusion
There's absolutely no reason to frame Kamala Harris as not belonging or being confused.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||01/11/2021|
Anna should be put on a no fly list for this, Scumbag!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/11/2021|
Didn’t Anna want a nice ambassadorship in the Biden administration? Too bad, Anna!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/11/2021|
R71, yes I’m sorry the BLM movement did not end in 2020. Maybe this will be your year???
Or, do we miss the days when Darren K. Star and Sarah Jessica Parker ruled the fashion scene and tossed water on black trannies who “knew their place.”
(I was hate watching SATC yesterday...)
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/11/2021|
What is the thing with the crumpled fabric behind her in the blue jacket picture? It looks like a massage table in a cheap Thai massage place. All they needed was a plain background. Kamala is a good looking woman, you have to really mess up to take a bad picture of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||01/14/2021|
It would be the worst cover if they put a photo of Wintour on the cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||01/14/2021|
Anna Wintour is a high riding cunt because it's the only thing she has to hang on to. This has been proven time and time again over the last decade in particular.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||01/14/2021|
[quote]It’s no secret that Wintour hates black women
But why, r23?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||01/14/2021|
Wintour screwed-up here.
"Edgy" and "fresh", forever, but NOT with this particular print cover.
Sometimes the smart, safe choice is the correct choice. Her instincts should have dictated that safe, elegant, pretty, with an air of power and authority IS edgy and fresh, given the person, position and historic place that Harris now has for eternity.
Wintour made a gigantic mistake not choosing the MVP in the powder blue suit.
Wintour needs to retire. She's lost it.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||01/14/2021|
She made Kim Kardashian look good and she could not do the same for someone who actually contributes to society?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||01/14/2021|
Absolutely spot on R84.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||01/14/2021|
Oh Fuck, that looks hideous
|by Anonymous||reply 87||01/14/2021|
The powder blue one is awful too -- what's with the table up against her bum? Really unflattering, and a Vogue cover circulating the week of the inaugurationis is lame.
Wintour is not on the way out -- she was promoted to creative director of conde nast.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||01/14/2021|
why is the fabric nor smoothed out and why is the table even there, what's the theme supposed to be
|by Anonymous||reply 89||01/14/2021|
If only I had had a chance to work with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||01/14/2021|