Michelle Obama to feature on cover of Vogue

February 11th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaNew York, Feb 11 (IANS) Michelle Obama is all set to feature on the cover of Vogue magazine’s March issue. She becomes the second president’s wife to feature on it.While nearly every first lady - beginning with Herbert Hoover’s wife, Lou, in 1929 - has been photographed for the fashion magazine, only Hillary Clinton was featured on the cover, in December 1998, said Patrick O’Connell, Vogue spokesman.

The First Lady was photographed by well-known photographer Annie Leibovitz at the Hay-Adams Hotel. The cover of the issue was released Wednesday and the First Lady is seen wearing a magenta dress by Jason Wu, who designed her inaugural gown, and also pictured in a black dress by designer Narciso Rodriguez, reports people.com.

As for why Vogue chose to feature Obama on the cover, the magazine’s editor Anna Wintour said: “Change was the clarion call of Barack Obama’s election campaign, though I don’t think any of us at Vogue initially realised that would include the difference that was going to be made by First Lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe. It’s inspiring to see our first lady so serene and secure.”

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