July 30th, 2007
02:31 PM ET
12 years ago

Michelle Obama: fashion icon

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Michelle Obama has officially graced her way into the international spotlight as a fashion icon, making it onto Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List, the magazine announced Monday.

Obama is joined on the list by, among others, actress Renée Zellweger, rocker Lenny Kravitz, former Giants running back Tiki Barber, real-estate developer Ivanka Trump and French President Nicolas Sarkozy. CNN's Anderson Cooper was named to a separate Vanity Fair “Hall of Fame” list.

This is Obama's first time on the Best-Dressed List.

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Independent Voter, TN

    More "breaking news" for us to digest.

    CNN, please put this where it belongs...in the entertainment or lifestyle section.

    July 30, 2007 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. Tom, Kansas City, MO

    Do we really care ??

    July 30, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. Rose Hillrose, Chicago, IL

    If Michelle Obama is also a fashion icon, then there is no more fashion at all.

    Vanity Fair is simply promoting itself by using known figures, not fashion.

    July 30, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Adam Marshall, Boulder, CO

    Is this news? In the "political Ticker"?

    July 30, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Stacy, Baton Rouge LA

    I would like to hear more about Michelle Obama.

    July 30, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. Donnel Millerth, Springdale, IL

    Senator Obama: Sir, wasn't it irresponsible to pay 17 tickets, 17 years late, and then announce a run for the presidency? It took "SO LONG" to do the right thing, so please tell me why I should I vote for you? If you became president in 2008, wouldn't it take u "SO LONG" to do the right thing when a decision is needed asap?

    July 30, 2007 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  7. bprosserme

    Good deal! She is secure in her own skin. Thank God! Finally, a woman proud of herself. America needs just such a winner.

    July 30, 2007 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  8. Jordan, Grand Junction, CO

    Hey if the 17 tickets "scandal" is all you can dig up on Obama... he's got my vote!

    July 30, 2007 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  9. Kyle, Columbia SC

    DONNEL THAT HAS TO BE THE DUMBIEST THINGS I'VE EVER HEARD GEARED AT BARACK!!! If you dont like him that's one thing but dont make yourself look STUPID saying something as dumb is that!!

    July 30, 2007 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  10. Grant, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I'll never get these 45 seconds of my life back... thank you CNN.

    July 30, 2007 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  11. nca, san diego, ca

    Lighten up, people... This is nothing but News Lite. It's either Hilary Clinton's cleavage, or Michelle Obama: fashion icon. I'll take the latter, by the way.

    July 30, 2007 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  12. CMS, California

    I'm electing a president; not a first lady.

    July 30, 2007 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  13. thescout51

    Yikes That is digging kind of keep to find fault. News flash: This planet is inhabited by humans. We aren't talking inhaling anything or extra marital affairs, but perhaps we work hard enough we can make this civil offense a big deal, then we can legislate to change it to a criminal offense, then we can ask the government to usurp any further empowerment we may still have in our possession. there, that ought to do it.

    July 31, 2007 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  14. jeremy

    This post at least needs a picture or something. I wouldn't call it an "article", but the word "post" seems fitting.

    July 31, 2007 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  15. Jeff, Houston, Texas

    Why not talk about it? Better than someone representing our country looking like they just got back from a garage sale at trailer park.

    July 31, 2007 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  16. John, Erie PA

    Hillary Clinton swept into our living rooms back in 1992 mocking Tammy Wynnette, putting down housewives and going through umpteen image makeovers.

    Michelle Obama is entering the national stage with class and style. She is truly a breath of fresh air!

    July 31, 2007 10:59 am at 10:59 am |