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
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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