KEY POINTS

  • Kamala Harris and her team selected both looks that appeared on the Vogue cover 
  • The vice president-elect selected the green and pink backdrop for personal reasons
  • Vogue selected the image that it felt best captured Harris' personality and authenticity

Kamala Harris and her team were the ones who chose her looks for her Vogue cover, according to a report.

Harris is the first woman vice president of the United States and seeing her on magazine covers wouldn't be surprising. But many were not happy with her first Vogue cover due to bad lighting and other issues. Her fans were convinced that it could have been better. However, a source familiar with the matter said Harris and her team approved of it because they were the ones who chose the photos for the cover.

"Both looks were selected by the VP-elect and her team," the source told The New York Post

The vice president-elect also allegedly picked the green and pink backdrop of the print-edition shot because those were the colors of her college sorority and she thought it would be fun to use them.

"Our approach to working with Vice President-elect Harris and her team was to capture her as a leader and as a person, and as she was most comfortable, and so we collaborated closely on all creative decisions, including that she would dress and style herself for the shoot," the Vogue insider said.

No one gets to approve a cover, even its subject, and the magazine decided which photo to use for print and digital, the source noted.

"Vogue selected the image for the print cover that we felt captured her personality and authenticity. Obviously, we love both images and are celebrating both covers digitally," the tipster added. 

Both pictures of Harris' Vogue cover that went viral were captured by Tyler Mitchell. The 26-year-old photographer was also the one behind Beyoncé’s sensational 2018 Vogue cover.

Harris’ Vogue cover wasn't the first for the VP-elect. She also appeared on Time’s cover alongside President-elect Joe Biden because they were named as Time Magazine’s 2020 Person of the Year.

Meanwhile, Harris told Vogue that she was stunned when she found out that they won that she forgot to turn off the shower. She also reiterated their plans to focus on addressing the pandemic.

"We think about the first 100 days in terms of what we need to do to support mayors and governors and local officials around their distribution and their public-health. When we get control of this pandemic, that’s going to be a critical factor in being able to reopen our economy," she said.

US Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris criticizes President Donald Trump's Iran policy during a debate with Vice President Mike Pence California Sen. Kamala Harris will make history as she becomes the first woman, first Black person, first Indian American, and first Asian American vice president in the history of the United States. She will also be the first graduate of a historically Black college to hold the office. Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck