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America's Leading Lady: Michelle Obama Lands Vogue Cover!

Michelle Obama looks stunning on the just-released cover of March Vogue. In the issue, "the first lady the world's been waiting for" opens up about how she plans to live her new life.

  • On being a mom: I'm going to try to take them to school every morning — as much as I can. 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.
  • On her background: We like to joke that the South Side of Chicago is our Kennebunkport. . . . We learned in our household that there was nothing you couldn't talk about and that you found humor in even some of the toughest times. I want to bring that spirit of warmth, openness, and stability to my task.
  • On her fashion choices: I love clothes. First and foremost, I wear what I love. That's what women have to focus on: what makes them happy and what makes them feel comfortable and beautiful. If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion.
  • On bringing Sasha and Malia along on trips: I've been grateful that my girls have been able to see parts of the country that I'm just seeing at the age of 44," she says. "It's not only seeing Paris, London, and Rome. It's also the remote places . . . exposing them to what we hope all kids will have: a feeling that they are citizens of the world.

Michelle definitely has style and grace; but she's only the second first lady to ever grace the cover of Vogue (Hillary Clinton appeared in 1998). Take a look at some photos from the upcoming issue!

J.Crew salmon wool cardigan, top, and tweed skirt.

Michelle Obama at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. Narciso Rodriguez dress.

For the cover, Michelle was photographed by Annie Leibovitz wearing a Jason Wu dress.
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