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UK leader Theresa May to appear in US Vogue magazine

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/16/2017
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street ahead of their meeting in London, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street ahead of their meeting in London, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to appear in the American edition of Vogue magazine.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May wearing colourful shoes as she walks out of 10 Downing Street to greet the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May wearing colourful shoes as she walks out of 10 Downing Street to greet the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

May's Downing Street office says the pictures for the April edition were shot by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference with New Zealand's Prime Minster Bill English at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool) © The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference with New Zealand's Prime Minster Bill English at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool)

Downing Street says there's no connection between the photographs and May's visit to the United States, which is expected in the next few months.

May's fashion choices have made headlines in Britain for years. Known for her elegant shoes, May was once criticized by a member of her party, Nicky Morgan, for appearing in a U.K. magazine wearing a pair of 995 pound ($1,211) leather pants.

The controversy, dubbed "Trousergate" by the British media, set off a debate on double standards, because of the focus on the wardrobes of female politicians and not their male counterparts.

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