New York, NY (CNS) – Michelle Obama is officially the first lady of fashion. She will appear as the cover of Vogue’s March issue, becoming only the second first lady to grace the front of the influential fashion magazine, after Hillary Clinton in 1998. The first lady will appear in an eight-page spread photographed by Annie Liebovitz.
The cover features Obama at the Hay-Adams Hotel, where the Obama family stayed prior to the inauguration. She is in a magenta sheath dress designed by Jason Wu, who also designed the dress worn to the inauguration ball. Inside, she is pictured wearing a black dress by designer Narciso Rodriguez and a skirt, top and cardigan ensemble by J.Crew. She’s previously adorned a Rodriguez dress for Election Night and J. Crew ensembles which she has famously worn for many appearances.
In the issue, Mrs. Obama talks about becoming heavily scrutinized for her fashion choices. In the issue, she’s even photographed wearing pieces from her own wardrobe, and not chosen by a team at Vogue. “I’m not going to pretend that I don’t care about it,” she said. “But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear. People just have different tastes.”
Andre Leon Talley called his interviews with the first lady one of the best experiences of his life. “She’s so accessible, natural and normal. There’s nothing affected about her,” he said.
The March issue of Vogue will hit stands next week.