Dr. Jill Biden looked chic and cheerful for August’s Vogue cover, which was just announced this morning.
Shot by Annie Leibovitz, Biden poses against an ornate iron balcony with the Washington Monument visible in the background. On the cover, the first lady wore a long-sleeved navy dress by Oscar de la Renta. The dress featured a paneled print of multicolored florals, as well as a pleated skirt and long sleeves. The outfit was paired with Tiffany & Co. diamond stud earrings, styled by Tonne Goodman. Biden’s dress is actually still available, currently retailing for $1,614 (on sale from $2,690) on SaksFifthAvenue.com.
Within the magazine’s pages, Biden dons other looks styled by Goodman that feature American brands: a tan skirt and white blouse by Ralph Lauren, and a matching green sweater and pleated skirt from Michael Kors Collection. In the accompanying article, she is profiled by Jonathan Van Meter about her recent life changes as first lady, as well as her future plans while living in the White House, balancing family life and her teaching career while being a public figure, and using her public platform for good.
When it came to fashion, Biden chose not to discuss many details about her headline-making first lady style. However, Van Meter does note that she frequently wears emerging and established designers, including a great deal of Brandon Maxwell. Biden doesn’t fully understand the fascination many people have with her outfits — which she creates herself, sans stylist. “It’s kind of surprising, I think, how much commentary is made about what I wear or if I put my hair in a scrunchie,” she says.
The first lady is known for her effortless and classic style — which, as mentioned previously, often mixes established fashion brands with pieces by younger designers. Biden’s often seen in monochrome or themed outfits by Markarian, Jonathan Cohen and Gabriela Hearst. Florals have been a key print in her springtime ensembles; in addition to past looks by Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana, the first lady also wore a short-sleeved purple dress earlier this week for a morning stroll on the White House’s South Lawn.
When it comes to footwear, Biden’s choices are equally classic. The first lady frequently favors versatile slingback heels in nude and black tones, often by brands like Dior, Valentino and Stuart Weitzman. Color-coordinated pointed-toe pumps are also a go-to for her brighter ensembles, typically from labels like Jimmy Choo. For the summer, she’s also been seen in espadrille wedges by Castañer that are sharp and chic.
Check out the gallery for more of Jill Biden’s classic style through the years.