In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory, possibly one of the biggest political upsets in American history, Vogue blessed many leftist and pro-Obama enthusiasts with this amazing cover story of beloved First Lady Michelle Obama. This time the direction for her cover was all glamour, a departure from Mrs. Obama’s previous Vogue covers that were more “buttoned up.”
As we look to the departure of the Obamas from the White House with a heavy heart, let’s take a look back on all of our First Lady’s best magazine covers.
InStyle October, 2016
Essence October, 2016
Michelle has always had an enviable figure, but Essence managed to remind us yet again with this cover shoot.
T Magazine, October 23, 2016
TheVerge.com, March 2016
Variety August 22, 2016
O Magazine August 2009
Oprah doesn’t share the cover of her magazine with anyone really…unless you’re Michelle Obama of course. From their vibrant wardrobe colors to the brilliance of their beautiful brown skin, this cover is the epitome of #BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.
Vogue April 2013
TIME June 1, 2009
The title for this issue was so needed as we can all recall how Michelle Obama had trouble defining her role Washington when she and President Obama first entered the White House. The funny thing about those reports is that most black women could probably relate. Eventually, she began to define things on her own terms, as many black women do in the end.
Redbook October 2014
New Yorker March 16, 2009
She was the subject of style and grace for this illustrated cover for the New Yorker. A suitable departure from the nonsense the New Yorker first displayed of the first couple, depicting them as fist bumping terrorists the previous year.
MORE February 2012.
A simple yet gorgeous shot!
More Magazine July/August 2015
Lady O was the first ever guest editor of More for this issue. Clearly More knows how to capture her in the best way!
Good Housekeeping May 2010
Cooking Light March 2015
Conde Nast Traveler May 2010
Better Homes and Gardens August 2011