Theresa May appears in US Vogue

Theresa May has posed for a fashion shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz for US Vogue magazine. In this photo, taken at the Prime Minister's Chequers country residence, she wears an L.K.Bennett coat and dress.
  • Prime Minister posed for photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz after feature organised by Anna Wintour
  • Mrs May appears on a green couch at her Chequers residence and walking with her husband Philip
  • She previously chose a subscription to the magazine as her luxury item on radio show Desert Island Disks

By Richard Spillett for MailOnline

Published: 12:03 EDT, 20 March 2017 | Updated: 12:27 EDT, 20 March 2017

She's never hidden her love of fashion and has refused to let being Prime Minister dim her famously adventurous taste in shoes.

Now Theresa May, the vicar's daughter who fought her way to the top of British politics, has appeared in the world's most influential fashion bible.

The Prime Minister posed for celebrated portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz in a fashion shoot for the April edition of US Vogue.

She is pictured in an Egg coat, Sine for Egg sweater and black boots walking in the countryside with her husband Philip

She is pictured in an Egg coat, Sine for Egg sweater and black boots walking in the countryside with her husband Philip

Her photoshoot was organised by editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, with some suggesting the PM's choice of the US version of the magazine was designed to raise her profile on the other side of the Atlantic.

It is a magazine which is close to the Prime Minister's heart, and she chose a lifetime subscription as her luxury item when she appeared on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in 2014.

Mrs May has been famed for her love of shoes ever since she walked on stage at the 2002 Tory Party conference wearing a pair of Leopard print kitten heels.

And during her tenure as Home Secretary, Debenhams said ' theTheresa May effect' was driving customers to seek out increasingly bold shoe designs.

 Mrs May (pictured in 2013) has become known for her bold fashion choices during her time in British politics
 Mrs May (pictured in 2012) has become known for her bold fashion choices during her time in British politics

Mrs May (left in 2013 and right in 2012) has become known for her bold fashion choices during her time in British politics

One of Mrs May's first widely-covered speeches came during the Conservative Party Conference in 2002

One of Mrs May's first widely-covered speeches came during the Conservative Party Conference in 2002

As well as her now famous 'nasty party' remarks, the appearance is as much remembered for her leopard print kitten heels

As well as her now famous 'nasty party' remarks, the appearance is as much remembered for her leopard print kitten heels

In December last year, she sparked a row in Downing Street after wearing a £955 Amanda Wakeley-designed 'bitter chocolate' trousers during a photoshoot for the Sunday Times magazine.

Her choice of clothes was criticised by Conservative MP Nicky Morgan who said she had never spent that much on a piece of clothing apart from her wedding dress.

Text messages from one of Mrs May's members of staff suggested the Prime Minister was angry about the comments, with a fellow MP being warned: 'Don't bring that woman (Morgan) to No 10 again'.

At the time her Vogue shoot was announced in January, it was suggested Mrs May and her team had chosen US Vogue over the UK version to make a greater impression on newly-elected president Donald Trump.

It was also noted that the deputy editor of the British edition is Emily Sheffield, the younger sister of Samantha Cameron, wife the Prime Minister from whom Mrs May took over. 

She has continued to push the boundaries  during her time on the front benches. She is pictured in Parliament in 2007

She has continued to push the boundaries during her time on the front benches. She is pictured in Parliament in 2007

Photographer Ms Leibovitz's work stretches back to her days as a photographer for Rolling Stone magazine in the early 1970s, when she captured the last official image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono just five hours before he was killed.

The 67-year-old photographer, who commands fees of up to £150,000 a day, has also taken official pictures of the Queen, including one for her 90th birthday last year.

Margaret Thatcher, the UK's only other female leader with whom Mrs May is often compared, was photographed four times for British Vogue. 

 

 

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