President Obama on how Michelle Obama is like Beyonce

“Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song. ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me.”

— President Obama telling Vogue how his wife improved his wardrobe choices: “I used to only have, like, two suits,” he said. This revelation prompts eyerolls from the first lady, reports Jonathan Van Metre: “This is the man who still boasts about, This khaki pair of pants I’ve had since I was 20.” Still, she seems to agree that she’s upgraded him: “The girls and I are always rooting when he wears, like, a stripe. They’re like, ‘Dad! Oh, you look so handsome. Oh, stripes! You go!’ ”

Read the full Vogue cover story: Leading by Example: First Lady Michelle Obama

Fashion critic Robin Givhan on the Vogue story: Michelle Obama returns to Vogue cover as a first lady who’s melded style, influence

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Amy Argetsinger is an editor for the Style section.
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