If you’re like me, and have already got a handsome collection of Barack Obama newspaper and magazine covers piling up around your home, I bet you’re super excited about this right here — Michelle Obama is looking most elegant and stunning on the cover of the March issue of Vogue. Love that tagline — “the first lady the world’s been waiting for.”
To quote Isaac Hayes, you damn right.
She was photographed by the one and only Annie Liebovitz, and interviewed by my beloved fashion-fairy-godfather-in-the-head, Andre Leon Talley, who described it as “one of the best experiences of my life.”
In the shoot, Michelle rocks the designers she’s shown fondness for — J.Crew, Jason Wu, and Narciso Rodriguez. I love that this is a first lady with an identity and strong ideas about what she wants and how she presents herself. Talley said the same.
“”She doesn’t need any help. She loves fashion and knows what works for her,” Talley said. “She’s never had a conversation with me about, `What do you think?’ or `How did this look? And I’m glad for that.”
I kid ALT because I love him. And I hope he knows that, somewhere out there.
The LA Times questions whether or not the Vogue cover is a good idea for the new First Lady. As a beauty blogger with an active interest in the long-noted lack of diversity in American Vogue (as versus their international counterparts), I gotta applaud this decision. Michelle O on the cover makes me want to buy Vogue, and I haven’t wanted to do that in forever.
So bellas, will you be racing to the newsstands to cop this issue? I know I will!