The longtime editor said she didn't intend to "diminish the importance of the vice president-elect’s incredible victory" by selecting a less formal image.
Critics at first didn't believe the “washed out mess of a cover” could actually be real.
Anne Twist said her pop star progeny has always expressed himself through fashion, and that "I think maybe I had something to do with it."
The singer came under fire for his embrace of gender-fluid fashion. But he can count Olivia Wilde and Chasten Buttigieg among his fans.
The "Watermelon Sugar" singer is the first solo male to grace the cover of American Vogue in 127 years.
"If I was bald I would still own it, too because bald is beautiful," the singer said.
We're crying cuz we love this.
With "all the Black talent ... Vogue couldn't hire a Black photographer to shoot this cover?" asked one in response to the dimly lit pics.
The longtime editor said she regrets publishing images and stories that have been racially and culturally “hurtful or intolerant."
The singer hit back at an "inaccurate" article about her appearance at the Met Gala with John Mayer.