First Lady Michelle Obama poses for famed photographer Annie Leibovitz in a magenta dress by Jason Wu at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. - Annie Leibovitz/VogueWhile Barack Obama was on the campaign trail in his quest to become president, somewhere along the way his wife Michelle became a style icon. Now, the First Lady is gracing the cover of Vogue's March issue. According to the Washington Post, she's only the second first lady to do so! (Hillary Clinton was the first.)
In the feature, Obama opens up to Vogue's editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley about everything: from what she felt when her husband was elected president -- "I was proud as a wife, amazed as a citizen" -- to criticism of the cardigan she wore over her Narciso Rodriguez dress on that wonderful night. "I also have to be practical," she notes. "In the end, someone will always not like what you wear -- people just have different tastes. Some will think that a sweater was horrible, [but] I was cold; I needed that sweater."
The mother of two also discusses settling into Washington, D.C., her struggle to maintain a healthy balance between work and life, her upbringing on the SouthRead More »from Michelle Obama Strikes a Pose for Vogue