Anna Wintour’s political networking and fundraising may not have gotten her an ambassadorship, but it did get Vogue into the White House just ten days after the POTUS officially began his second term, a few outlets are reporting today.
The Washingtonian is reporting that “a team from Vogue” was seen moving cameras into the White House residence this morning. The glossy is reportedly shooting Michelle Obama for an upcoming cover. Annie Leibovitz is believed to be the photographer. The Washingtonian thinks it’s for the March issue, but that’s pretty unlikely since the March issue should already be closed by now. It’s more likely for April or May.
Mark Knoller, CBS White House correspondent (so, legit), offered further confirmation by tweeting, “Today at the WH. No public events on the President’s schedule today, though Vogue is bringing camera gear into the WH this morning.” Could you be a little more enthusiastic about this, Mark Knoller? This is a big deal! He also confirmed via Twitter that “Vogue also had a representative on the press plane to and from Las Vegas Tuesday.” There is also speculation that the President may appear in the spread because he has a clear schedule today.
Michelle Obama last appeared on Vogue‘s March 2009 cover–three months after her husband’s first inauguration–wearing Jason Wu, photographed also by Annie Leibovitz. “I love clothes,” she told Andre Leon Talley in her 2009 profile. “First and foremost, I wear what I love. That’s what women have to focus on: what makes them happy and what makes them feel comfortable and beautiful.”
Well, that explains her controversial decision to wear Wu again to this year’s Inaugural balls. She was said to have been heavily involved in styling herself for the shoot. We wonder what people will do if she wears Wu again, again. At least she’ll have some fabulous bangs this time to mix things up!