Before the presidential election, the liberal publication Vogue was so confident that Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump that they gave her their March cover months in advance. When she lost, however, Vogue had to scramble to find a replacement, leaving Clinton humiliated in front of the entire country.
Daily Mail reported that Clinton was scrapped from the cover sometime after her loss to Trump and was replaced by models/reality TV stars Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. The two were joined on the cover by fellow models Ashley Graham, Anna Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Vittoria Ceretti.
The news about Clinton’s cancelled Vogue cover was broken on Wednesday by New York Times reporter Jacob Bernstein, who posted a photo of the new cover along with the caption, “Vogue’s March issue was going to feature Hillary Clinton in the cover. That didn’t quite work out…” The tweet has since been deleted.
“The idea to have Clinton on the cover of the upcoming “power” issue was ultimately tabled in the wake of her election defeat – it’s not clear if that was Clinton’s decision or the magazine’s – and the editors spent weeks scrambling to find a replacement,” Fast Company reported.
This came after the magazine’s longtime Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, a longtime Clinton supporter, told reporters that Vogue will cover First Lady Melania Trump more moving forward.
“We have a tradition of always covering whoever is the first lady at Vogue and I can’t imagine that this time would be any different,” Winter said.
She went on to plug the March issue of her magazine.
“I think women have been on everybody’s mind after recent results,’ said Wintour. “It seemed to us that it was time to celebrate and be positive and optimistic and say, ‘look at all these incredibly talented people we have working not only in fashion but in every possible walk of life.’”
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