Jill Biden Brings Back Tradition Of First Ladies On 'Vogue' After Melania Was Snubbed

Jill Biden Brings Back Tradition Of First Ladies On 'Vogue' After Melania Was Snubbed

After a four-year hiatus, First Lady Jill Biden is on cover of the August issue of the fashion magazine.

A FLOTUS has finally graced the cover of Vogue after four long years. It has been somewhat of a tradition to find a first lady in the pages of the fashion magazine, if not on the cover. In fact, almost every modern first lady has been photographed for the magazine—until Melania Trump. Whether it was former President Trump's decision or Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's, it's hard to say. But the latter has previously denounced Trump; in her editorial note in the March 2020 issue of Vogue where she endorsed Biden for president, Wintour pointed to the 45th president's "dishonesty," and "shocking lack of empathy," reports CNN.



Now, Jill Biden is on the August issue of the magazine, which goes on sale on July 20. Dr. Biden posed in a navy, floral Oscar de la Renta dress at the White House overlooking the South Lawn. The images were captured by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. Biden told writer Jonathan Van Meter that the mood of the country has shifted since President Joe Biden took office. "During the campaign, I felt so much anxiety from people; they were scared. 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. People wanted someone to come in and heal this nation, not just from the pandemic, which I feel Joe did by, you know, getting shots in everybody's arms. He's just a calmer president. He lowers the temperature," she shared. 



There have been many parallels drawn between the Trumps and the Bidens. Jill Biden has also been touted as a more approachable and down-to-earth first lady compared to her predecessor. “Oh, please, call me Jill,” she often says to people, even in formal settings. Comparisons didn't stop there as even the famous Rose Garden was not left alone. When first lady Dr. Jill Biden took to Twitter to show off a photo of the White House Rose Garden in the spring, internet users were up in arms. This was the Rose Garden that former first lady Melania Trump made controversial renovations to and many were not pleased.



The garden was originally commissioned by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and it was designed by gardener Rachel Lambert Mellon and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. Melania Trump and her team said that the plan was a "renewal" of the original blueprint. One of the former first lady's stated goals for the renovation was to “fulfill the dynamic needs of the modern presidency”. But that included digging up trees, replacing vibrant floral beds with white and pastel roses and laying down paved walkways. People were so upset by the renovation which they felt lacked the warmth of the original that Liz Tapanes of Memphis, Tennessee, even started a Change.org petition urging Jill Biden to restore Jackie Kennedy's vibrant legacy at the Rose Garden.



The Bidens might be perfect for the job because they themselves love gardening. Did you know that POTUS once planted a rose garden for his wife on her birthday at their house in Wilmington? Jill Biden managed to put in a “little cutting garden” here at the White House “so that if I go to visit somebody, I can make them a bouquet. The flowers here…I mean…I’m out here every morning at six with the dogs,” she said. The Bidens also brought their pets Major and Champ along to live with them at The White House, unlike the Trumps. Sadly the older of the two German shepherds Champ died at age 13 recently.



Another thing about the Bidens is that they love to entertain! “I want the White House to feel comfortable. It’s like my beach house, where you feel like you can just come in, and your bathing suit is sandy, but it’s okay to sit down on the chair. I want people to feel that way, that they’re comfortable, that it’s their house. Not like, ‘Oh, I can’t touch this.’ There’s just thousands and thousands of people who have pictures of themselves with Jill and Joe Biden,” said the Washington Post’s Mary Jordan, who has been part of many gatherings at the couple's previous mansion. “Because they’re always together, and they threw parties, and they allowed people to take pictures. A lot of people don’t do that. Jill and Joe were always there, and it’s clear they like people. And Jill doesn’t act her age, either, which is great." The 70-year-old was spotted on a hot, summer day coming out "with a squirt gun and started squirting Joe. It was just this spontaneous, funny thing. I think they just get a kick out of life. That kind of thing is hard to fake.”