Michelle Obama is first lady of fashion

February 11th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaThe American fashion bible said it dispatched celebrity photographer Annie Liebowitz to snap the first lady at the Hay Adams Hotel, where the Obama family stayed prior to the inauguration. The cover photo features Obama leaning on a beige sofa wearing a magenta sheath designed by Jason Wu, the young designer who also created the dress she wore for the inaugural balls.

“It’s a wonderful achievement for Vogue,” editor Andre Leon Talley, said in a press release Tuesday. Obama’s cover portrait, said Talley “absolutely reflects who she is without any questions. There’s such a warmth that she emanates. It’s the warmest cover you’ve seen in a long time on Vogue. Models pose, actresses pose. This is a real woman”.

Inside the magazine, Obama appears in an eight-page spread that included clothes from her own wardrobe, including a black Narciso Rodriguez dress and a J. Crew cardigan, top and skirt ensemble. Photos of her with President Barack Obama from inauguration ceremonies are also featured.

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