Michelle Obama Will Be on Vogue Cover

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2009 3:46 PM CST
In this image released by Annie Leibovitz / Vogue, the March 2009 cover of Vogue is seen featuring first lady Michelle Obama.   (AP Photo/Annie Leibovitz / Vogue)
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue’s March issue, only the second first lady (after Hillary Clinton) to have the fashion honor, the Washington Post reports. While most first ladies in the modern age have had spreads inside, editor Anna Wintour says Michelle's "serene and secure style" made her an obvious fit for the cover. Annie Leibovitz is the photographer.

The cover photo will feature Obama wearing a magenta dress by Jason Wu, who designed her inaugural gown; inside, she wears a dress by Narciso Rodriguez, who designed a coat she wore at the Lincoln Memorial ceremony. In the accompanying article, Obama says she's still setting her girls into their new life. "I'm going to try to take them to school every morning—as much as I can," she says. "I like to be a presence in my kids' school."