Is Vogue Shooting Michelle Obama For An Upcoming Cover?
Survey says: maybe. We say: yes, please!
According to The Washingtonian‘s blog, a Vogue team was seen moving cameras into the White House on Thursday morning. This can pretty much mean one thing, and one thing only: a magazine cover — or, at the very least, a spread. But Annie Leibovitz reportedly is indeed shooting Michelle Obama for a cover, and while the Washingtonian reports that it’s for the March issue, that’s very unlikely. Considering how far in advance magazines go to print, we’re looking at an April cover or spread at the earliest.
Michelle is apparently “actively involved” in choosing the clothes and accessories for the supposed shoot, and judging by her sartorial choices, we’re betting on lots of young and established American designers.
If that wasn’t already great news, the President’s public schedule is completely open for the day, which could mean that he’ll be modeling alongside his wife.
This morning, White House correspondent for CBS News Mark Knoller confirmed Vogue‘s presence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:
Today at the WH. No public events on the president’s schedule today, though Vogue is bringing camera gear into the WH this morning.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 31, 2013
Vogue also had a representative on the press plane to and from Las Vegas Tuesday. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 31, 2013
Neither Vogue nor the White House has officially commented on the reports, and the mag’s director of communications, Megan Salt, would only tell the Washingtonian: “We never comment on rumors about future editorial.”
A Michelle cover isn’t such a suprise. After all, she’s done it before (and with the same photographer), and she and Anna Wintour have no doubt crossed many a path during Barack’s re-election campaign. But given that there hasn’t been confirmation on either side, we’ll wait for more concrete deets and bask in Michelle’s first Vogue cover from 2009: