Photos via Vogue.com
As had been speculated, Mrs. O is on the cover of Vogue for April 2013, out on newstands in less than two weeks. Per Robin Givhan of the Washington Post, "She’s wardrobed from her own closet in a Reed Krakoff sheath in cerulean blue with a flourish of purple at the neckline." Vogue reveals that Mrs. O paired the dress Kimberly McDonald geode-and-diamond drop earrings. In a new photo on the magazine's website, the First Lady can also be seen wearing a stunning Michael Kors sweater and ball skirt.
In the interview, the First Lady describes her relationship to fashion as follows:
“I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That’s what I always try to do. . . . I also believe that if you’re comfortable in your clothes it’s easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well. In every interaction that I have with people, I always want to show them my most authentic self.”
As many will recall, the First Lady also appeared on the March 2009 cover of Vogue, seen here.
For further reading:
"Leading by Example: First Lady Michelle Obama" [Vogue]
"Michelle Obama returns to Vogue as first lady who's melded style, influence" [Washington Post]
Bonus: "Michelle Obama's Best Looks" [Vogue]