Kw-halloween-logo-small

Michelle Obama: First Lady of Style

Mar 26, 2013

By: George Caroll

First lady Michelle Obama is on the cover of the fashion glossy April issue of “Vogue” magazine. While other presidential first ladies are largely forgotten, Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” fitness campaign may be her official cause as first lady, but it will not be her greatest legacy. According to “Vogue” magazine Michelle’s greatest legacy will be permanently redefining the American ideal for femininity, beauty and womanhood, and her appearances in the magazine will be remembered as such.  However, Michelle Obama is not the first First Lady to grace the cover of Vogue, that honor goes to Hillary Clinton in 1998. Michelle is not the first African-American woman to appear on the cover.

Courtesy of George Caroll

Contrary to folklore, the first black woman to appear on a “Vogue” cover was not brown-skinned Beverly Johnson but ethnically ambiguous-looking, although African-American, Donyale Luna, who graced the magazine’s British cover eight years before Johnson became the first black cover model for American Vogue in 1974. Donyale Luna became the first cover model of ethnic origin for Vogue, for an issue entitled “Eye on the International Collections”.

Courtesy of George Caroll

Unlike a model who may be hot today and gone tomorrow, Michelle Obama has emerged as American fashion’s most bankable face of the last half decade. Few models enjoy one “Vogue” cover, let alone two. Even fewer black women who aren’t models land two covers – with A-list stars such as Beyoncé and Halle Berry, both of whom are light-skinned, being notable exceptions.

Courtesy of George Caroll

The First Lady seems to have settled comfortably into her pop-culture status as a fashion icon. Years from now, few will remember what President Obama said in his most recent State of the Union address but some little girl will come across a copy of Michelle Obama’s Vogue magazine covers, presenting her in all of her dark-brown-skinned, full-lipped glory, and see herself and know that she is as beautiful as an American first lady. Almost as important, some people who don’t look like that little girl will have learned to appreciate her brown beauty, too, thanks to the First Lady of Style… Michelle Obama.

Courtesy of George Caroll

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

gonandi

gonandi wrote:

I love it when she ears her hair natural in one of those pictures!
commented: Wed Apr 17, 2013

kayla1433

kayla1433 wrote:

she has good styles there so cute on her:) :)
commented: Sun Apr 14, 2013

Rhema J

Rhema J wrote:

Beautiful! ♥
commented: Fri Apr 05, 2013

there are 26 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1152836592671

Worst Thing to Happen to Your Hair?

  • Split ends.
  • Frizz.
  • Hat head.
  • Getting stuck with gum.

related stories

Micro_michelle obama-micro
We may think of First Lady Michelle Obama as American President Barack Obama’s wife, but before s...
Micro_beyonce-micro
It looks like Beyoncé can pull off absolutely any hairstyle! From long, sleek strands, to tight, ...
Micro_anne-mic
Batman's lady Catwoman changes her look
Micro_chloe moretz-george-mic
Our Hollywood hair guru tells you how to get Chloe's lovely locks
Micro_obama_micro
Ever wonder what President Obama and his family eat? Who works at the White House? What the presi...

Dear Dish-It in the forums

CottonCandy21
CottonCandy21 posted in Style:
A red grizzly Montana jacket and short shorts
reply about 3 hours
kevjord
kevjord posted in Style:
Pikachu onesie ahahahah
reply about 3 hours
kevjord
kevjord posted in Style:
I dont have a Walmart but I used to order online to Urban Outfitters soo xD
reply about 3 hours
kevjord
kevjord posted in Style:
Brown ^.^
reply about 3 hours
Peppy.San
I guess it depends. Parents aren't stupid, and for the most part they know "what's best". If you haven't proven that you are ready for some freedom than they probably won't give it to you. It is important that we demonstrate on many occasions that we can make good decisions in hairy situations, show confidence and courage on our own, and openly welcome independence. Although this doesn't welcome free-range, it is certainly a start where your parents can see that you will manage and *stay safe* without them. That's all. My advice is take every chance you can to say "can I try?" and communicate with your parents: don't keep secrets, ask questions, and get out with them more. Then they'll know when you are ready to do these things without their support, because they will be there when you succeed :)
reply about 4 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Ow_fright_ad_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...