While Vogue has never shied away from expressing its political opinions, the glossy magazine has never gone so far as to make a presidential endorsement. On Tuesday, however, Vogue broke that trend and officially gave Hillary Clinton its stamp of approval:
We understand that Clinton has not always been a perfect candidate, yet her fierce intelligence and considerable experience are reflected in policies and positions that are clear, sound, and hopeful.
She supports comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship. She speaks up for racial justice, for reforming policing and sentencing laws. Her years as secretary of state have shown that she understands how to strengthen alliances abroad, respond to global crises, and continue American leadership in the world. She is forceful in her support for LGBTQ rights, including an end to discrimination against transgender people. She knows the challenges working women face. Her tax proposals and commitment to infrastructure investment will be a boon to the middle class. She will continue the important work on health-care reform begun by President Obama. She is a sane voice on guns. [Vogue]
The magazine's endorsement of Clinton is not exactly surprising. The fashion tome has profiled the former secretary of state a total of six times throughout her career, though it has also featured Donald Trump's former wives Ivana Trump and Marla Maples, as well as his current wife Melania Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump.
"It has taken nearly a century to bring us to the brink of a woman leading our country for the first time," Vogue's endorsement says. "Let's put this election behind us and become the America we want to be: optimistic, forward-looking, and modern."