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Michelle Obama lands the cover of Vogue

obama_vogue_michelle.jpgMichelle Obama has taken some heat for fashion choices, but she looks stunning on the cover of March's Vogue, wearing a silk magenta sheath by Jason Wu, the young designer behind her highly scrutinized inaugural gown.

Obama, only the second First Lady photographed for the cover of Vogue (the first was not Jackie O, as one might think, but Hillary Clinton), tells editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley that the fashion police do rankle her.

"I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it," she says. "But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear -- people just have different tastes."

In the magazine, she also wears designs by Newark's Narciso Rodriguez and J.Crew, and she reportedly picked out all her clothes for the shoot herself.

"She doesn't need any help. She loves fashion and knows what works for her," says Talley, who infamously helped Jennifer Hudson select a preposterous gold python bolero for the Oscars two years ago. "She's never had a conversation with me about, 'What do you think?' or 'How did this look?' And I'm glad for that."




Comments (9)


Posted by Protina | February 13, 2009 10:42 AM


lovely lady

so what:
Posted by so what | February 13, 2009 12:42 PM

very classy woman, you go black and beautiful first lady!!

Posted by Nicola | February 13, 2009 1:20 PM

Simple is nice

Posted by toni | February 13, 2009 1:22 PM

This is what young girls should use as a ROLE MODELs..... She is a strong, amazing black woman!

Posted by CrysGoodas | February 13, 2009 5:00 PM

well done.

Posted by prince | February 13, 2009 5:34 PM

for real people the real first lady one of a kind very class elegant!!!

Posted by meleon | February 13, 2009 8:03 PM

Classy, Elegant, Strong Black woman! Our young black girls need to emulate her. For too long our race has been wallowing in our self pity and accepting defeat from within ourselves. It is time that black people rise and take our rightful place in the world where the Creator originally meant us to be.

Put down the guns, the drugs, cover yourselves and pick up your books and ambition and rise. Step out of the prisons. Clean up your hearts and minds and shine for the rest of the world to see. Walk in the footsteps of this phenomenal woman, her husband and others like them and make your positive mark on the world.

Posted by Marcuss | February 16, 2009 6:51 AM

She's got something wrong with her jaw..
Noticed that a few times
Like she has gob stoppers in her mouth

Posted by jonny | February 19, 2009 8:57 AM

to all young female keep your head up and u too can be something special there is your role model a black first lady of the united states cant get any better than that...

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