The long-awaited, much-anticipated Vogue April issue cover of Michelle Obama has landed.
Elegantly poised and seated against a wooden table in a room with lime green walls, the first lady looks regal in a blue Reed Krakoff number paired with her signature bangs. Staying true to her mantra of nurturing and growing homegrown designers, FLOTUS later appears in the issue in a Michael Kors ball gown skirt and sweater, as it was first disclosed by the Washington Post. The spread - photographed by Annie Leibovitz, written by Jonathan Van Meter, and styled by Tonne Goodman - is the collaborative work of Vogue's finest assets. The magazine has certainly created a stir the last two days with editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's promotion as artistic director of Conde Nast.
The key points covered by Van Meter during his time at the White House with America's most-powerful couple, Press Secretary Jay Carney and other staffers are as follows: "The stresses and the pressures" of the White House, family, and naturally, fashion. Here's a preview of the first couple discussing Michelle's influence on her husband's style: