Michelle Obama Covers Vogue’s April 2013 Issue

Michelle Obama is gracing the cover of Vogue’s April 2013 issue. Shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the FLOTUS dons a a midnight-blue Reed Krakoff sleeveless dress and winning smile that’s become the face of our nation.

In the cover story, she discusses the importance of family. “Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole,” she tells the fashion mag. “You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.”

Michelle also reveals what she has learned from her husband President Barack Obama who began his second term a few months ago. “Well, patience and calm I’m borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. . . to do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected.”

Read the full article here and check out the photo spread from the issue on the next pages.

Photo Credit: Vogue