If you thought that shoot featuring the Michelle Obama booty pic was FLOTUS' best look yet, wait 'til you see the cover of T Magazine.
WE ARE NOT WORTHY.
Oh my Lord. I need to catch my breath.
You can't profile American style without featuring our iconic First Lady. FLOTUS was one of this month's cover stars of The New York Times' style magazine for its "Greats" issue, along with Lady Gaga, fashion designer Junya Watanabe, artist Kerry James Marshall, restaurateur Massimo Bottura, writer Zadie Smith, and photographer William Eggleston. Mrs. Obama's write-up features four thank-you notes from prominent pop culture figures who applaud her for "quietly and confidently changing the course of American history."
From writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Her dresses and workouts. Her carriage and curves. Toned arms and long slender fingers. Even her favored kitten heels, for women who cannot fathom wearing shoes in the halfway house between flats and high heels, have earned a certain respect because of her. No public figure better embodies that mantra of full female selfhood: Wear what you like."
From feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem: "She managed to convey dignity and humor at the same time, to be a mother of two daughters and insist on regular family dinners, and to take on health issues and a national food industry addicted to unhealthy profits. She did this despite an undertow of bias in this country that subtly questioned everything she did."
From author Jon Meacham: "Both the president and the first lady have conducted themselves splendidly in the White House, managing the most difficult of tasks with apparent ease: projecting a grace that masked the ambition and the drive that took them, at early ages, to the pinnacle of American life."
From actress Rashida Jones: "Michelle Obama will have her own legacy, separate from her husband’s. And it will be that she was the first first lady to show women that they don’t have to choose. That it’s okay to be everything."
Twitter is chiming in with praise and thank-yous of its own — Missy Elliot included!