The bangs make their first appearance on the cover of Vogue!
After weeks of waiting, Michelle Obama’s highly anticipated second Vogue cover has finally been released. For her second appearance on the cover of the fashion glossy, the first being her appearance in 2009, the First Lady exudes confidence and a sense of relaxation, and it is clear the she has comfortably settled into her role as a fashion and pop culture icon.
The cover image, shot by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz and styled by Vogue fashion director Tonne Goodman, has Michelle styled in a blue and purple Reed Krakoff sheath dress, reportedly yanked straight from her very own closet! Leibovitz’ cover is part of miniature pictorial that appears inside the magazine, where the first lady is pictured warmly embracing the president in the same Krakoff design.
Jonathan Van Meter writes the accompanying story, for which he interviewed both the first lady and the president. As reported by the Washington Post, Van Meter “began angling for the interview more than three years ago, “ and he finally had the chance this past January to sit down with the first couple for 40 minutes, “during which they discussed parenting, staying grounded, constituent impatience, political urgency and, of course, style.”
Look out for the April issue of Vogue, which will be hitting newsstands in the next couple weeks.