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03/14/2013 07:56 am ET | Updated Mar 14, 2013

Michelle Obama's Vogue Cover For April Exceeded Our Expectations (PHOTO)

After weeks of speculating (and speculating), the first lady's second cover for the fashion glossy has arrived -- and it's absolutely stunning. As expected, photographer Annie Leibovitz shot Michelle, who wore a blue and purple Reed Krakoff sheath plucked straight from her very own closet. The green background, the cool color palette and the choice to wear Reed Krakoff definitely reminded us of FLOTUS' official portrait.

Vogue's fashion editor Tonne Goodman led the team styling Mrs. O and the president, who appears in a photo inside the mag with the first lady. Also in the editorial? A third shot of Michelle wearing an elegant Michael Kors ball skirt and sweater. To accompany the shoot, the first couple was interviewed by Jonathan Van Meter, discussing parenting, marriage and their duties while presiding in the White House. Of course, since this is Vogue, they also talked fashion.

“If you’re comfortable in your clothes it’s easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well,” Michelle said.

FLOTUS certainly looks comfortable on her new Vogue cover, which includes her three second term signatures: bangs, Reed Krakoff, and, of course, her amazingly toned arms. Last time she covered the style bible, Michelle's designer of choice was Jason Wu -- with another Reed Krakoff pick this time around, it's clear we've entered a new era of FLOTUS fashion.

Look out for the April issue of Vogue on newsstands in the next couple of weeks.

FLOTUS for Vogue, April 2013:

michelle obama vogue

michelle obama vogue

FLOTUS for Vogue, March 2009:

michelle obama vogue cover

See more of the first lady's fashion!

Everything Michelle Obama's Ever Worn

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