michelle obama with president elect barack obama, and president bush, first lady laura bush

It sounds like we might see a forty-something, realistically shaped, African American woman on the cover of Vogue. Pinch us, we must be dreaming.
In a soup of magazine gossip, New York Magazine reports that a Vogue spokesperson told WWD that they're eager to include Michelle Obama in an upcoming issue.

Apparently photographing the first lady has been a tradition since Eleanor Roosevelt. But only Hillary Clinton ever made it to the cover, so Michelle will be in very exclusive company if she agrees to do a cover shot.

What's different this time is Michelle's status as a fashion icon, and how much Vogue editors Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley love the Obamas.

We can't wait to see if she goes J. Crew, or if they talk her into something a little more glamorous.

Also, will Anna Wintour require MIchelle to lose weight, like she supposedly did with Oprah in 1998? Michelle doesn't seem like the type who would diet for anyone but herself, but Anna Wintour can be scary!

Michelle Obama's Casual Style

Michelle Obama at a parent teacher conferenceMichelle Obama at a rallyMichelle Obama in basic blackMichelle Obama introduces Barack ObamaMichelle Obama rewears the J. Crew sweater