PRIME Minister Theresa May has posed in a fashion shoot for famous photographer Annie Leibovitz which will be printed in the US edition of Vogue magazine.
The shoot for the PM, who will appear in the April edition of US Vogue, is said to have been organised by editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
In the picture of Mrs May sitting alone however the celebrated photographer has chosen to crop out her much-loved shoes.
In a second image of the PM with her husband, she is wearing a long pair of black boots.
The photo shoot was announced in January as the US welcomed in its new president, Donald Trump.
Some have suggested however that her choice of mag was designed to boost her profile on the other side of the pond, reports MailOnline.
The deputy editor of the British edition of the magazine is Emily Sheffield – the younger sister of former PM David Cameron’s wife Samantha.
Margaret Thatcher, the UK’s only other female leader with whom Mrs May is often compared, was photographed four times for British Vogue.
In the interview with American publication however she was keen to distance herself from her predecessor, saying: “There can only ever be one Margaret Thatcher. I’m Theresa May. I do things my way.”
Despite being leader of the country, Mrs May has never hidden her love of fashion – having a reputation for loving shoes – and chose a lifetime subscription as her luxury item when she appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in 2014.
Mrs May has been famed for her love of heels ever since she walked on stage at the 2002 Tory Party conference wearing a pair of Leopard print kitten heels.
During her time as Home Secretary, retailer Debenhams said the “Theresa May effect” was driving customers to seek out more daring designs.
But in December last year the PM sparked a row in Downing Street after wearing a £955 Amanda Wakeley-designed “bitter chocolate” trousers while posing for the Sunday Times magazine.
Her choice of clothes was slammed by Tory MP Nicky Morgan who said claimed they were too pricey at a time when many British families were struggling to make ends meet.
Photographer Ms Leibovitz’s work stretches back to her days as a photographer for Rolling Stone magazine in the early 1970s.
She took the last official picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono just five hours before he was killed.
The 67-year-old, who charges fees of up to £150,000 a day, has also taken official pictures of the Queen, including one for her 90th birthday last year.
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