Gracing the cover of the August 2021 issue of Vogue is First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, picking back up the tradition of the magazine covering First Ladies after a pause during the Trump years.
For almost a century, the Vogue treatment has been a perk of the first ladyship. Michelle Obama was featured on the cover three times. Hillary Clinton was featured once as first lady and another time as a Democratic presidential candidate. Lou Henry Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rossalyn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush have all graced the magazine’s pages.
The omission of Melania Trump was a blatant statement by the magazine’s editor, Anna Wintour.
Mrs. Trump’s feelings on the matter were exposed in a leaked tape conversation in 2018 with Stephanie Winston Wilkoff, Melania’s former BFF.
FLOTUS Biden talked about the improved mood of the country since her husband’s election, and the busy schedule in which she outpaces Joe’s.
“During the campaign, I felt so much anxiety from people,” Dr. Biden said. “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.”
You can read the Vogue profile of Dr. Biden in its entirety here.