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Theresa May to appear on cover of US Vogue

Lauretta Roberts
15 January 2017

Theresa May is to become the first British Prime Minister to appear on the cover of US Vogue.

According to The Guardian, May will appear on the publication's April cover, which goes on sale in March, having taken part in a photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz at the Chequers country retreat.

The move is believed to have been orchestrated in secret by US Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who was recently made a Dame in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.

May has made her love of fashion clear and is famous for her kitten heels (which somewhat appropriately perhaps, are set to be a major trend of SS17, though apparently not everyone is welcoming their return).

She recently courted controversy for wearing a pair of brown leather trousers by British designer Amanda Wakeley in images to accompany an interview in The Times, which reportedly cost close to £1,000.

Former education secretary Nicky Morgan, who was sacked by May, was the most vocal critic of May's choice of expensive clothing only to be pulled up her self for carrying a Mulberry Bayswater handbag, which can cost a similar amount (though Morgan said she had owned the bag for years and that it had been a present).

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When May appeared on Desert Island Discs in 2014, the then Home Secretary said one of her luxury items would be a subscription to Vogue. And at the last London Fashion Week in September 2016, May held a reception for industry luminaries at 10 Downing Street, a tradition that had been initiated by Gordon Brown's wife Sarah and continued by Samantha Cameron.


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