Speculation on our forums has been rife since 2020 as to whether Dr. Jill Biden would take to the cover of Vogue. Confirming all of our suspicions, Anna Wintour picks the first lady for the American fashion bible’s August 2021 cover. Following in the footsteps of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, the educator looks radiant wearing Oscar de la Renta picked by Tonne Goodman for the image shot by Annie Leibovitz at the White House.
The cover immediately ignited debate on our forums. “It’s OK, but I’m not expecting much from this type of cover…” said kokobombon.
“Good for Dr. Biden, but I hate this. It looks like Grazia — just change the fonts, switch up the layout a little and voilà. It is indeed very on-brand for Vogue, but when it comes to political covers, Michelle stays winning in my book,” voiced aracic.
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“Looks like a magazine for middle-aged housewives. I would expect a sewing pattern inside and a coupon for embroidering classes,” disapproved avonlea002.
“It’s very much what you’d expect for a first lady cover, but it’s still very lovely. A gorgeous portrait that captures her warmth and essence perfectly,” admired Marc10.
“Despite being photographed by Annie Leibovitz, this feels very pedestrian and unworthy of Vogue, but Anna Wintour always loves banal cover images from time to time and we just have to endure them. That being said, I do feel the image has captured Jill Biden’s warmth,” echoed vogue28.
“Not terribly exciting, but still a lovely cover,” confessed bluestar.
“Honestly to me it looks like a very decent picture for a first lady cover and very much of Leibovitz’s style,” proclaimed 90sbea.
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