Photo Essays

Michelle Obama's Spanish Vacation

The First Lady, youngest daughter Sasha and friends (and Secret Service agents) are in Marbella. But it's not exactly a low-cost trip

Michelle Obama as Fashion Icon

In her new book, "Everday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style", Kate Betts explains how the First Lady gets her fashion sense — and why it means...

Michelle Obama's Fashion Moments

From her arm-baring dresses to her colorful cardigans, a look at the First Lady's groundbreaking styleBy Feifei Sun and Yumi Goto

The Fashion of Michelle Obama

A year of behind-the-scenes photos of the new First Lady Photographs for TIME by Anthony Suau and Callie Shell / Aurora

Michelle Obama's Hair

For African-American women, hair commands great interest and carries a lot of cultural baggageBy Jenee Desmond-Harris

When Michelle Met Hillary...

TIME Photographer Anthony Suau captures former First Lady Hillary Clinton sharing a moment with possible future First Lady, Michelle Obama backstage in Denver