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Michelle Obama on the cover of Vogue

By Jimmy Orr / February 10, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama will be on the cover of the March issue of Vogue magazine.

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First Lady Michelle Obama is going to be on the cover of Vogue magazine. That's great for us because this is one magazine we read every single week.

Oh. It's a monthly.

Anyway, for people who follow fashion, this is good news.

Rarified air

She's only the second First Lady to be on the cover. The first First Lady? Take a guess. Here she is.

The fact that Obama agreed to the shoot won't come as a surprise to people who read the magazine because they've been lobbying for a cover since September. And according to Women's Wear Daily, the Editor-in-Chief hosted fundraisers for the Obamas during the campaign.

Cover shoot

What can we expect?

If we were describing her dress featured on the cover, we'd call it a "vibrant pink Jason Wu sheath."

Ok, we cheated. We don't even know what a sheath is. That's how the folks at Women's Wear Daily describe it. We'll let them continue.

Oomph

What's it take to get on the cover? Says the Washington Post's DeNeen Brown, "oomph."

"Starting with Lou Hoover, Herbert Hoover's wife, first ladies have been photographed for Vogue, but those photos have often appeared inside where they are well placed, not quite hidden, but not quite having the oomph of being featured out front," she says.

History

In fact, every First Lady has appeared in Vogue since Hoover, except Bess Truman. Jackie Kennedy opted for a drawing instead of a photo shoot. Go here to check that out.

If you want to look at every cover of Vogue since the magazine began, click here.

The magazine hits the news stands on February 17. By the way, we'd show you the cover but it has been embargoed until 8:00 A.M. tomorrow.

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