America's First Lady, Michelle Obama, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for her second US Vogue cover.
Michelle Obama, who wears a blue dress by one of her favourite designers, Reed Krakoff, reportedly resisted Leibovitz's efforts "to entice [her] into one of her trademark creative shoots she's employed for so many Hollywood celebrities", reports the Washington Post . The photographer is known for her fantastical shoots which usually employ vast budgets, costumes, sets and often nudity .
The First Lady's second cover comes four years after her first, which was shot shortly after her husband was elected as President. But she's not the only President's wife to pose for the fashion bible - Hillary Clinton appeared on its December 1998 cover during her stint as the President's wife, and many others have appeared inside the magazine.
It's no great surprise that Mrs Obama, 49, agreed to pose for the publication again - editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was one of Barack Obama's foremost fundraisers during his re-election campaign - however Jonathan Van Meter, who conducted the interview inside the issue, said it took him three years to secure the interview with the couple.
Inside the issue, Michelle reportedly talks about her husband's lack of style and the amount of attention paid to her wardrobe choices - she is, after all, the first First Lady to receive so much coverage, and criticism, for her clothing.