Michelle Obama's second 'Vogue' cover
March 14th, 2013
09:21 AM ET
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Michelle Obama's second 'Vogue' cover

(CNN) – Michelle Obama appears on the cover of April's edition of Vogue, the second time the first lady's photo has graced the front of the fashion bible.

Vogue has, for the past decade, run its "Shape issue" in April, focusing on what they describe as "the beauty and well-being of women's bodies." Past covers have featured Brooke Shields, Scarlett Johansson and Gisele Bundchen.

Michelle Obama last appeared on Vogue's cover in March 2009, wearing a pink dress designed by Jason Wu, who had two months earlier dressed the first lady for that year's inauguration balls. She also wore a Jason Wu gown to this year's inaugural balls. The photograph was by famed portraitist Annie Leibovitz.

She first made an appearance in the magazine in 2005, when her husband was a U.S. senator from Illinois. A profile of her appeared in the September 2006 issue with an accompanying portrait by Leibovitz.

The past two first ladies have both appeared in the magazine – Hillary Clinton was pictured on the cover, and Laura Bush was profiled along side a Leibovitz photo.

The editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, was a major fundraiser for Obama during last year's presidential campaign.

- CNN's Alina Cho and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Julie

    Can media stop doing this crap? Who cares first lady is on whatever magazines. My family is worrying to dead with sequestration. We won't be able to pay our bills and my children will be suffering with my 20% pay cut. First Lady should do something more meaningful for her country instead of wearing nice clothes and smiling on the cover of any magazine.

    March 14, 2013 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. mec

    Wow, more propaganda on from Team O. Every time I see them on some entertainment media, I'm "inspired" to go throw up. Liberals will eat this stuff up though.

    March 14, 2013 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  3. Marty, FL

    Our beautiful First Lady is a class act.

    March 14, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. Bert BigDongler

    So has "Vogue" decended from a fashion publication to a piece of political propaganda? Vogue editor and big time Obama supporter Anna Wintour puts Mrs. Obama on the cover for the second time. But its all about fashion, right?

    March 14, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
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