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First Lady Michelle Obama on Vogue’s March 2009 Cover

The editors of world’s most recognizable fashion magazine (VOGUE) finally placed First Lady Michelle Obama on its March 2009 cover. This bold move made Michelle the second first lady (after now Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton) to appear on its coveted cover. But do you love it?

J.Crew salmon wool cardigan, top, and tweed skirt at The White House.

Narciso Rodriguez dress at Hay-Adams Hotel

On being a mom: I’m going to try to take them to school every morning — as much as I can. But there’s also a measure of independence. And obviously there will be times I won’t be able to drop them off at all. I like to be a presence in my kids’ school. I want to know the teachers; I want to know the other parents.
On her background: We like to joke that the South Side of Chicago is our Kennebunkport. . . . We learned in our household that there was nothing you couldn’t talk about and that you found humor in even some of the toughest times. I want to bring that spirit of warmth, openness, and stability to my task.
On her fashion choices: I love clothes. First and foremost, I wear what I love. That’s what women have to focus on: what makes them happy and what makes them feel comfortable and beautiful. If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion.
On bringing Sasha and Malia along on trips: I’ve been grateful that my girls have been able to see parts of the country that I’m just seeing at the age of 44,” she says. “It’s not only seeing Paris, London, and Rome. It’s also the remote places . . . exposing them to what we hope all kids will have: a feeling that they are citizens of the world.” (quotes lifted from Citizen Sugar via Vogue.)

Vogue’s Editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley interviewed Michelle while famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. On the cover Michelle wore magenta silk sheath Jason Wu dress which showed off her toned arms. (Is this the best they can do with Michelle???) Vogue’s March 2009 with First Lady Michelle Obama hits newsstands on February 17th!

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