First glimpse of Michelle Obama's Vogue cover

The First Lady was photographed by Annie Leibovitz

First Lady Michelle Obama’s much anticipated March Vogue cover has just been released (the issue goes on sale in the U.S. tomorrow). Fashion aficionados won’t be surprised by what she’s wearing—a signature sleeveless magenta sheath by Jason Wu, the young designer who created the gown she wore to the inauguration balls (inside, she wears a black dress by Narciso Rodriguez). Obama, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, is only the second first lady to appear on Vogue’s cover (Hilary Clinton was the first).  In her editor’s letter, Anna Wintour explains why. She champions Obama’s “serene and secure” fashion sense while trashing her predecessors who dressed “in the dreaded White House standard-issue uniform — the boxy, anonymous suit that always managed to look as appealing, and as comfortable, as armor.”

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