Stacey Abrams US Marie Claire April 2021

We’ve been seeing political figures splashed across many major fashion titles lately. Melissa DeRosa along with Lauren Underwood popped up on Harper’s Bazaar. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fronted Vanity Fair. While Kamala Harris covered both ELLE and Vogue. Now Marie Claires newly-installed editor Sally Holmes selects Stacey Abrams as the magazine’s April 2021 cover star. The American politician, lawyer and voting rights activist strikes a pose in a Thom Browne cape chosen by stylist Memsor Kamarake for the image shot by photographic duo AB+DM.


Nevertheless, the cover definitely divided our forums. “Since when did fashion magazines become political vehicles? Ridiculous,” declared an obviously unimpressed Handbag Queen.

“Politics and fashion have mixed since at least the 60s,” replied Joromana. “That being said, I do NOT like the layout for this cover. Stacey deserved better.”

FashionMuseDior also isn’t feeling the cover: “Shocking layout! Looks like what a middle school student who loves graphic design would do on PowerPoint.”

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“It would’ve been much better it was cropped from her hands up. She has a beautiful smile on that cover and it’s a shame it’s zoomed out,” Yasouss points out.

“What’s with the influx of full-length covers lately? Please make it stop! That said, Stacey looks great and I like that they didn’t go the safe route of photographing her in an office. This looks respectful to her role but still interesting. So politicians are officially the new cover stars,” proclaimed Benn98.

Forum member vogue28 is clearly a fan, too. “Out of all of the political figures we’ve seen on the covers of fashion magazines over recent months, I think this is my most fave. The statuesque stance and the full-length image makes sense with the styling, love the colors and how it still feels like a fashion cover.”

“Love her and love the cover,” shared an absolutely thrilled axiomatic.

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