Michelle Obama’s Elle Cover And Editorial Is A Win For Women In Fashion

November 12, 2018  |  

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Michelle Obama is on a press tour for her new book, Becoming, and we’re here for all the benefits of our First Lady in the spotlight. The 54-year-old is twirling on the cover of Elle Magazine’s December issue. While the cover features her, peer deeper into the designs and see all throughout the cover and editorial she is supporting women designers. You better be a light, Queen!

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Living in the White House for eight years, @MichelleObama had staffers providing everything she could have possibly needed, except for time. "What I came to realize is that there was absolutely no time to reflect in the White House,” she tells @oprah for ELLE’s cover interview. “We moved at such a breakneck pace from the moment we walked in those doors until the moment we left. It was day in and day out because we, Barack and I, really felt like we had an obligation to get a lot done.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Now, with time to process two terms in office—a historic run of accomplishments and struggles—Obama has released her highly anticipated memoir, “Becoming.” Ahead of her book release, the former FLOTUS gets real about her marriage to Barack, the threats made against her children, and life after the White House.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ELLE December 2018 credits:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣⁣⁣⁣ Photographer: @millermobley⁣⁣ Stylist: @meredithkoop⁣⁣ Hair: @yenedamtew⁣⁣ Makeup: @carlraymua⁣⁣ Wearing: @Dior Chief photography director: @alixbcampbell

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Mrs. Obama is giving us the business, literally, wearing a white button-down Dior dress with pleats. It’s paired with a leather-like bustier and the on-trend lace sock heels by Gianvito Rossi. I’m here for this look! Maria Grazia Churi is the current Artistic Director at Dior and the first woman to hold this position. She formerly designed at Valentino.

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@MichelleObama knows you think she and #BarackObama are #RelationshipGoals, but she insists, “marriage is hard.” During a candid conversation with @oprah for ELLE’s December issue, Michelle reveals she and Barack underwent marriage counseling. ⁣ ⁣ “You go because you think the counselor is going to help you make your case against the other person. 'Would you tell him about himself?!' And lo and behold, counseling wasn’t that at all. It was about me exploring my sense of happiness." Link in bio to read more from her honest interview.⁣ ⁣ ELLE December 2018 credits:⁣ ⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣ Photographer: @millermobley⁣ Stylist: @meredithkoop⁣ Hair: @yenedamtew⁣ Makeup: @carlraymua⁣ Wearing: @cushnie Chief photography director: @alixbcampbell

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In true Michelle Obama fashion, she’s sharing the spotlight with another black woman. In the editorial, Michelle Obama is spotted wearing a fitted white dress with ruffles and long sleeves. She’s laughing in the photo with her hair blown out. The dress is by Carly Cushnie, of the brand Cushnie (formerly Cushnie et Ochs). Since venturing out on her own, the brand has been featured on high profile models like Naomi Campbell, celebs and more.

Carly posted the photo to her Instagram and stated, “The most spectacular gift this Monday!! Such an honor to be able to dress this incredible woman!”

Michelle Obama also wore custom Sally La Pointe Resort 2019. Yes for supporting women designers!

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Mrs. Michelle Obama for the December cover of @ElleUSA.⠀ ⠀ I am honored and humbled to be a part of this moment!⠀ ⠀ Tomorrow, we will all get to hear from Mrs. Obama in her memoir, Becoming. I’m inspired by her story every day and I’m grateful that the world will get to know the Mrs. Obama I’ve been blessed to work with and get to know over the years. Mrs. Obama’s deeply personal reflections on her journey will resonate with every reader.⠀ ⠀ Thank you to the amazing artists who worked on this shoot for @ElleUSA. Friends, please support by purchasing an issue on newsstands now! I’m grateful to be surrounded by such incredible professionals in this industry.⠀ ⠀ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣⁣⠀ Creative director: #stephengan⁣⁣⠀ Photographer: @millermobley⁣⁣⠀ Stylist: @meredithkoop⁣⁣⠀ Hair: @yenedamtew⁣⁣⠀ Makeup: @carlraymua⁣⁣⠀ ⠀ #HairByYeneDamtew⠀ #ElleMag⠀ #IamBecoming

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Her glam team was also filled with women. Her hairdresser was Yene Damtew, whose work has been featured in GQ and more. Damtew posted the photo to her Instagram and said, “I am honored and humbled to be a part of this moment!” Her makeup artist was Carl Ray. The photographer was Miller Mobley, making it a woman based team that was on set. Styling was done by Meredith Koop.

The colors of the shoot also hold significance. The white represents hope and faith, during a time when our country definitely needs it. The silver is a luxurious color representing modernity and glamour.

What do you think of Michelle Obama’s Elle Magazine cover and editorial? Tell us in the comments.


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