Michelle Obama to appear on Vogue cover


Michelle Obama on the March 2009 Vogue cover. (Courtesy of Vogue)

Michelle Obama will appear on her second Vogue cover this month. Our former colleague Robin Givhan reports that the first lady was photographed wearing an ensemble by Reed Krakoff — the designer whose royal-blue dress she wore at the official swearing-in this year.

Photographer Annie Leibovitz — who also shot the first lady wearing a Michael Kors ball skirt and sweater –  attempted to entice Obama into one of her trademark creative shoots she’s employed for so many Hollywood celebrities (i.e., reclining in a milk bath). No such luck. Unclear if Obama posed in her own clothes, as she’s typically done for magazine covers, or in wardrobe loaned for the purpose of the shoot.

Obama first appeared on the cover of Vogue‘s March 2009 issue; Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton posed for the high-fashion bible during their years as first lady as well, Clinton also appearing on the cover. The new issue will be on newsstands next week.

Updated 3/14: Here’s Michelle Obama’s 2013 Vogue cover

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Amy Argetsinger is a staff writer for the Style section.
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Amy Argetsinger · March 12, 2013