Michelle Obama to Strike a Pose

For only the second time ever a first lady will be gracing the cover of Vogue — Hillary Clinton was the first. After months of trying to secure her Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue‘s big March issue. The feature spread inside includes an interview with Andre Leon Talley, a portion of which is available online.

She sees the White House as a national classroom. “We want to make sure that our young people remember and understand what classical music is, who some of the great American artists are,” she says, to give one example. And: “I am excited about the potential of the White House kitchen being a learning environment for the community. The current chef, Cristeta Comerford, is the only female chef in the history of the White House. She’s a young Filipina woman, a mother with a young child, and I am excited to get to know her and for her to know us as a family. If you think about all the kids interested in finding out about all of the inner workings of the White House — I’m hoping that we can build a team to reach out.”