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Look, ma, no banner and less text! FLOTUS Michelle Obama covers the April 2013 issue of Vogue US.

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Fashion fans often like to complain about the current creative state of Vogue Magazine. Claiming editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has gone too commercial with the mag, fashionistas across the globe have a litany of (mostly) valid complaints.

“There are never any models on the cover.”

“The photography is boring.”

“There’s too much text.”

And the criticism goes on. As mentioned, some of the complaints are valid. I’d love to go back to the days when supermodels were made because they had the opportunity to be visible on the covers of highly circulated magazine.

At the end of the day though, what has to be realized is that Vogue Magazine isn’t just a magazine, it’s a business, a business that has to make money. Hence the actresses and non-models, and tons of titles on the covers—they get people to buy the mag.

To that end, it’s a testament to the level of respect First Lady Michelle Obama commands that her April 2013 cover of Vogue has limited text, and nowhere to be found is that ubiquitous red banner that seems to live these days in the corner of every issue of the mag.

As for the fashion credits, Mrs. O wears a Reed Krakoff dress on the mag’s cover, and inside she serves Gone with the Wind fabulousness wearing a black sweater and ballroom skirt set courtesy of Michael Kors.

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[ photos: vogue ]