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Michelle Obama on Vogue's April cover

10:20 AM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
Michelle Obama as seen on the cover of the April Vogue and from an photo within the magazine (Vogue)
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(CNN) - Michelle Obama appears on the cover of April's edition of Vogue, the second time the first lady's photo has graced the front of the fashion bible.

Vogue has, for the past decade, run its "Shape issue" in April, focusing on what they describe as "the beauty and well-being of women's bodies." Past covers have featured Brooke Shields, Scarlett Johansson and Gisele Bundchen.

Michelle Obama last appeared on Vogue's cover in March 2009, wearing a pink dress designed by Jason Wu, who had two months earlier dressed the first lady for that year's inauguration balls. She also wore a Jason Wu gown to this year's inaugural balls. The photograph was by famed portraitist Annie Leibovitz.

She first made an appearance in the magazine in 2005, when her husband was a U.S. senator from Illinois. A profile of her appeared in the September 2006 issue with an accompanying portrait by Leibovitz.

The past two first ladies have both appeared in the magazine - Hillary Clinton was pictured on the cover, and Laura Bush was profiled along side a Leibovitz photo.

The editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, was a major fundraiser for Obama during last year's presidential campaign.


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