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(CNN) – Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of April's edition of Vogue, the second time the first lady's photo has graced the front of the fashion bible.
A source close to the process confirmed the first lady's April cover to CNN National Correspondent Alina Cho.
Michelle Obama last appeared on Vogue's cover in March 2009, wearing a pink dress designed by Jason Wu, who had two months earlier dressed the first lady for that year's inauguration balls. She also wore a Jason Wu gown to this year's inaugural balls. The photograph was by famed portraitist Annie Leibovitz.
This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Alina Cho reveals the "Vogue" cover and discusses the First Lady's much-celebrated fashion sense.
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As expected, style and fashion at the inaugural ceremonies did not disappoint. The First Lady’s wardrobe was the talk of the town. All eyes were on Michelle Obama’s fashion forward choices and she may have outdone herself yet again. CNN’s resident fashionista Alina Cho has the details in the fabric.
Thom Browne was elected for the coat and dress the First Lady wore on inauguration morning, turning heads for choosing a designer known more widely for his menswear. Another surprise came at the grand inaugural ball. It shocked viewers and designer Jason Wu himself that the First Lady should choose a gown by him again. She went with Wu for the first inaugural ball four years ago. But Alina Cho sums it up rather simply. “At the end of the day, she’s a woman who wanted to feel and look great,” she says.
It's not just about the amazing dresses from Dior, Donna Karan or Carolina Herrera at New York Fashion Week. For some designers, uniforms are their specialty and this year it's a hot trend. See Alina Cho's report.
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