Report: Michelle Obama covering 'Vogue'

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:17 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, crew in tow, were spotted at the White House Thursday, prompting speculation that the first lady would be making her second appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine.

According to Washingtonian Magazine, photos of fashionista-in-chief Michelle Obama would likely appear in the March issue. White House reporters saw Leibovitz and company heading toward the Residence, where the shoot is expected to take place.

There's even some speculation that the spread could include a surprise visit from the president: Obama's schedule for Thursday had no public events, nor had he been spotted around the West Wing.

The Obamas are reportedly close with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who was born in Britain but is now a U.S. citizen, and was one of the 2012 campaign's highest profile fundraisers for the president's reelection effort.

CBS News reporter Mark Knoller tweeted that a Vogue crew was spotted on the White House grounds Thursday, and that a rep from the magazine was on the press plane during the president's travels to Las Vegas earlier this week.

As for the magazine itself, they kept mum: director of communications Megan Salt would say only that "we never comment on rumors about future editorial."

The first lady previously appeared on the magazine's cover--also photographed by Leibovitz--in March 2009, shortly after Obama took office. She was, notably, wearing a Jason Wu dress, then just weeks after kickstarting the young designer's career with her choice to wear his gown at that year's inaugural ball.

Naturally, the Internet would have its say on the subject.

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