Michelle Obama graces one of seven covers for T magazine's October 2016 "The Greats Issue," and to say she's deserving of that title is definitely an understatement. The first lady looks beautiful on the black-and-white cover, showing some skin in a spaghetti-strap tank top, earrings, and natural makeup. The covers, which celebrate people who "redefine our culture," also feature singer Lady Gaga, painter Kerry James Marshall, novelist Zadie Smith, chef Massimo Bottura, photographer William Eggleston, and fashion designer Junya Watanabe. Michelle is described as "the first lady who forever changed the role," and has four thank-you notes written to her by people including actress Rashida Jones and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
"She had the air of a woman who could balance a checkbook, and who knew a good deal when she saw it, and who would tell off whomever needed telling off," Chimamanda wrote. "She was tall and sure and stylish. She was reluctant to be first lady, and did not hide her reluctance beneath platitudes. She seemed not so much unique as true. She sharpened her husband's then-hazy form, made him solid, more than just a dream." Rashida echoed those same sentiments when she wrote, "As first lady, she has ticked all the boxes: loving wife, protective mother, health and fitness advocate, garden enthusiast and, yes, style icon. These accomplishments have left traditionalists feeling satisfied." See the cover above, then check out her other recent magazine cover with husband Barack.