Michelle Obama could be on the March cover of Vogue, which comes out in just a few weeks. The news leaked through her hairstylist, Johnny Wright, who signed a deal this week to develop his own reality series with the same production company that makes the Style Network’s Split Ends. Stories on the deal, like this one in the Daily News, say Wright styled Michelle’s hair for a Vogue cover shoot. Wright’s rep hasn’t responded to inquiries about this mysterious shoot, and a spokesman for Vogue would only say, “We’re very interested in working with the First Lady.” Teases, all of you!
This reminds us of the time Newsweek ran a story about Michelle Obama a month and a half ago, which casually mentioned she would grace the March issue of Vogue. At the beginning of December a Vogue spokesperson told us nothing had been confirmed and called the Newsweek report “incorrect.” But earlier this month favorite Vogue photographer Annie Leibovitz was seen entering the Hay-Adams Hotel where the Obamas stayed before they moved into the White House. Also, March is the month of Vogue’s spring fashion issue, which should be nice and weighty — ripe for Michelle’s cover debut. Now even though Michelle is stylish and Anna Wintour raised a bundle for the Obama campaign, we’re still having a hard time imagining Michelle on the cover. She seems more down-to-earth and Mom-ish. More Redbook, but in a good way.