LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech on Brexit at Lancaster House on January 17, 2017 in London, England. It is widely expected that she will announce that the UK is to leave the single market. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
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By Samantha Cooney
January 17, 2017
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Samantha Cooney is the content strategy editor at TIME.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will appear in U.S. Vogue, BBC reports.

May, who unveiled her vision for how the U.K. will operate outside the European Union on Tuesday, was shot for the famed fashion magazine’s April issue by iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz, a spokesperson for May told BBC. A spokesperson for May denied rumors that the shoot was connected to the prime minister’s planned visit to the U.S. to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.

May’s shoot for the magazine is especially significant considering the uncertainty about how Brexit will economically impact the fashion industry. Many British designers expressed their public support for staying in the European Union.

The prime minister, who will likely be decked out in designer duds for her Vogue shoot, might face unfair blowback for her appearance in the magazine. She came under undue fire from members of her own party for wearing $1250 leather trousers on the pages of The Sunday Times. She’s also been chastised for wearing leopard print kitten heels, with critics calling on her to sport more sensible shoes. However, as May is now leading the U.K. through one of its most tumultuous times in modern history, we’re sure she has enough sense to select her own footwear.

When she was asked by the Guardian about her leather pants, May simply responded: “I believe it is important for politicians to get out and about and that’s what I continue to.”

[BBC]

Write to Samantha Cooney at samantha.cooney@time.com.

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