Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Michelle Obama sets her own style
for Vogue cover shoot

It was probably inevitable that Michelle Obama would wind up on the cover of Vogue, given that people are as interested in her wardrobe as her intellect. What is unusual, apparently, is that she is considered to have enough taste that the editors allowed her to choose her own outfits, according to a Canadian Press story. Her cover shot in the March issue was done by megastar photographer Annie Liebowitz.

For Obama, Vogue editors broke with tradition and allowed her to choose her own outfits for the March issue, including the magenta gown she wears on the cover that's the creation of one-time Vancouver resident Jason Wu.

"She doesn't need any help. She loves fashion and knows what works for her," said Andre Leon Talley, Vogue's editor-at-large. "She's never had a conversation with me about, 'What do you think?' or 'How did this look?' And I'm glad for that."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before I got into humorous illustration, I studied and worked as a graphic designer, a good part of that time spent in the magazine industry. Regarding some huffy complaints in the critique of the design of the Atwood ZOOMER mag I would say this: IMHO this is what a classy, clean magazine cover looks like. Clean, simple typeface, not too busy. Head shot covers masthead. The subject (Michelle Obama) looks recognizable, comfortable and familiar. She is not dolled up in some bizarre outfit, or strange make-up, making her look foreign, unreachable, alien-like. My eyes travel over this cover smoothly, and with comfort, no jarring sensations. A classy, classic design. My two cents re: that icky ZOOMER cover.

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