"When I travel around the country now, I feel as though people can breathe again," the first lady said in a Vogue cover profile.
Readers can now buy the February issue of the magazine -- featuring a more formal shot of the vice president-elect -- online.
The longtime editor said she didn't intend to "diminish the importance of the vice president-elect’s incredible victory" by selecting a less formal image.
Critics at first didn't believe the “washed out mess of a cover” could actually be real.
The longtime editor said she regrets publishing images and stories that have been racially and culturally “hurtful or intolerant."
Medical experts -- and Anna Wintour -- make the case for wearing glasses to protect against COVID-19.
The Vogue editor-in-chief lambasted the president's "dishonesty with the American people."
Other recipients of this year's prize, awarded by Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, included Anna Wintour, Jeff Bezos and Earth, Wind & Fire.
The Vogue editor-in-chief threw shade at the first lady’s fashion sense by praising Michelle Obama’s style.
The Vogue editor-in-chief sidestepped a question in an apparent troll of President Donald Trump's wife.