By Robin Givhan, Senior critic-at-large June 29, 2021 at 2:07 p.m. PDT
The August Vogue cover with first lady Jill Biden is a classic.
In these partisan times, that is a statement of both optimism and rebuke.
The story, written by Jonathan Van Meter, is a fashion love song and a political treatise.
In every turn of phrase, every admiring riff, there’s a subtle excoriation of the previous administration and an unsubtle mash note to the current one.
Vogue has a crush on Biden, but her predecessor was never photographed for the magazine during her tenure in the White House.