The First Lady of Sunshine comes as a welcome change from the distant former First Lady Melania Trump whose appearances seemed more like a woman of continual sorrows. Jill Biden is a welcome break from the past four stormy years. She has been called “a first lady for all of us,” and today she is on the cover of The Vogue Magazine.’
We see Dr. Biden on the White House’s Truman Balcony on the cover photographed by the famed Annie Liebovitz. She is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress in navy adorned with a scattered bouquet of flowers. The Washington Monument stands guard in the background.
The United States has its own royal family. And this time, we feel a connection to the First Lady and community college professor. She holds both full-time jobs, as she did when her husband was vice president. Then, her students were unaware of that second job. FLOTUS was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and appeared on the cover of Vogue, first in a tweet:
In the magazine’s profile, Dr. Biden tells Jonathan Van Meter how things have changed ever since her husband took office. “Now I feel as though people can breathe again: “
‘During the campaign, I felt so much anxiety from people; they were scared. When I travel around the country now, I feel as though people can breathe again. I think that’s part of the reason Joe was elected. People wanted someone to come in and heal this nation, not just from the pandemic, which I feel Joe did by, you know, getting shots in everybody’s arms. But also … he’s just a calmer president. He lowers the temperature.’
Former spokesperson for Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, insulted Vogue:
‘To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s been there, done that long before she was first lady. [Her role] is much more important than some superficial photo shoot and cover.’
President Biden was there for the interview, too. He talks about how his rise to the presidency changes their marriage:
‘I miss her. I’m really proud of her. But it’s not like we can just go off like we used to. When we were living in Delaware and married, once a month we’d just go up to a local bed-and-breakfast by ourselves, to make sure we had a romantic time to just get away and hang out with each other’
‘I’m not complaining. It’s part of the deal op. But this life prevents it.’
Vogue has a long history of photographing political women. But Jill Biden seems surprised that anyone would be interested in her hairstyle:
‘It’s kind of surprising, I think, how much commentary is made about what I wear or if I put my hair in a scrunchie. I put my hair up!’
The First Lady mentions a pair of tights she wore while stepping off Air Force One in April, when she created quite a stir:
‘Or the stocking thing.…It’s amazing how much people pay attention to every little detail. And they weren’t fishnets. They weren’t lace. They were very pretty stockings.’
The magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour supports President Biden. As to the question of why Dr. Biden had not been in Vogue earlier, she responds:
‘I think it’s important for Vogue to support women who are leading change in this country.’
Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.
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