Vogue said it was “sincerely sorry for the mistake”.
“We were thrilled at the chance to photograph Tagouri and shine a light on the important work she does, and to have misidentified her is a painful misstep,” the magazine said.
“We also understand that there is a larger issue of misidentification in media – especially among nonwhite subjects. We will try to be more thoughtful and careful in our work going forward, and we apologize for any embarrassment this has caused Tagouri and Bukhari.”
But some on social media criticised Vogue’s apology, too, pointing to the use of the phrase “nonwhite subjects” to refer to people of colour.
Speaking to CNN, Tagouri said: “I’m so grateful and humbled by the support and conversation this has started.
“This wasn’t about ME being misidentified and represented – it was about all marginalized people who are constantly an afterthought and not truly seen.”