Inside the issue there is an eight-page feature devoted to the new First Lady, in which she concedes that her wardrobe is now under intense scrutiny.
"I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it," she tells the magazine. "But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."
Michelle was allowed to choose her own outfits for the Vogue shoot, which included Narcisco Rodriguez, who also designed that Election Night dress and J. Crew, a label favoured by her children.
"She doesn't need any help [choosing outfits]. She loves fashion and knows what works for her," commented Andre Leon Talley, who interviewed Mrs Obama. "She's never had a conversation with me about, `What do you think?' or `How did this look? And I'm glad for that."
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Michelle Obama at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. Narciso Rodriguez dress.
Broadening the cultural reach of the White House is on Mrs. Obama's list of goals. J.Crew salmon wool cardigan, top, and tweed skirt.