First Lady Michelle Obama Is Vogue Cover Model - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

First Lady Michelle Obama Is Vogue Cover Model

Posted: Updated:

It's official: Michelle Obama is the first lady of American fashion, appearing on the cover of the March issue of Vogue.

Every first lady since Lou Hoover - save Bess Truman - has been featured in the high-fashion magazine, but Mrs. Obama is only the second to grace the cover. She appears wearing a magenta silk sheath dress by Jason Wu, who also designed her inaugural gown.

Vogue's editor at large Andre Leon Talley called his interviews with Mrs. Obama ahead of President Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony "one of the best experiences of my life."

"She's so accessible, natural and normal. There's nothing affected about her," he said.

Much of the eight-page feature inside is devoted to Mrs. Obama's self-described role as "mom in chief" to 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha.

"I'm going to try to take them to school every morning, as much as I can," she said. "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."

Being Vogue, though, the conversation eventually turns to clothes.

Mrs. Obama said she is aware of how her wardrobe is being scrutinized, but she makes no apologies for her choices - even the Election Night combination of ripped-from-the-runway, fashion-forward dress and plain-Jane cardigan.

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

She did choose outfits for the Vogue photos from labels she has worn before: Wu, who made her inaugural gown; Narcisco Rodriguez, the designer of that Election Night dress; and J. Crew, which she and her children have famously worn.

Most cover models have their clothes chosen for them by Vogue, or at least editors work as advisers. Not this time.

"She doesn't need any help. She loves fashion and knows what works for her," Talley said. "She's never had a conversation with me about, `What do you think?' or `How did this look?' And I'm glad for that."

  • Entertainment NewsEntertainment NewsMore>>

  • Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

    Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

    Sunday, March 24 2019 4:31 PM EDT2019-03-24 20:31:21 GMT
    Monday, March 25 2019 5:22 PM EDT2019-03-25 21:22:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File). File-This Oct. 30, 2006, file photo shows writer, director Larry Cohen, left, and wife Cynthia Cohen arriving for the Comcast, Sony and Lionsgate launch party for FEARnet, a multi-platform network dedicated to horror, he...(AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File). File-This Oct. 30, 2006, file photo shows writer, director Larry Cohen, left, and wife Cynthia Cohen arriving for the Comcast, Sony and Lionsgate launch party for FEARnet, a multi-platform network dedicated to horror, he...
    (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File). File-This Oct. 30, 2006, file photo shows writer, director Larry Cohen, left, and wife Cynthia Cohen arriving for the Comcast, Sony and Lionsgate launch party for FEARnet, a multi-platform network dedicated to horror, he...(AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File). File-This Oct. 30, 2006, file photo shows writer, director Larry Cohen, left, and wife Cynthia Cohen arriving for the Comcast, Sony and Lionsgate launch party for FEARnet, a multi-platform network dedicated to horror, he...
    Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films like "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died. 
    Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films like "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died. 
  • Can Cam Newton Really Do It All?

    Can Cam Newton Really Do It All?

    Monday, March 25 2019 4:12 PM EDT2019-03-25 20:12:42 GMT

    James puts the supremely talented Cam Newton through a series of tests to find out how much Cam can do? Can Cam catch grapes, defend his rock-paper-scissors title and do one last dab?

     

    James puts the supremely talented Cam Newton through a series of tests to find out how much Cam can do? Can Cam catch grapes, defend his rock-paper-scissors title and do one last dab?

     
  • Big Brother hopefuls audition in San Diego to be on season 21

    Big Brother hopefuls audition in San Diego to be on season 21

    Monday, March 25 2019 10:47 AM EDT2019-03-25 14:47:56 GMT

    Every year, CBS looks for more than a dozen people to live in a house together and compete for $500,000 on “Big Brother.” On Sunday hundreds of people gathered in Miramar to show off why they deserve to be the next houseguest on the show.

     

    Every year, CBS looks for more than a dozen people to live in a house together and compete for $500,000 on “Big Brother.” On Sunday hundreds of people gathered in Miramar to show off why they deserve to be the next houseguest on the show.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.