Portrait Of A Lady Politico

Politicians have long featured on magazine covers, but Theresa May’s decision to pose for US Vogue warrants special attention, writes Catherine Healy

22nd January, 2017
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Theresa May, British prime minister Pic: Getty

Picture the cover: US Vogue, April 2017. Madam President stands framed by the White House colonnade, crossing her arms in a signature pantsuit.

This was supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s year – her moment, finally – and a lavish spread in Vogue, which has championed her more than any other magazine, would have been a natural homecoming for the first female commander-in-chief.

Instead, this April’s cover belongs to quite a different woman: Theresa May,...

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