Looking at the pics as a whole it becomes clear that the weirdness factor has nothing to do with Harper’s Bazaar running a Obamas as First Couple photo spread so much as their decision to use Tyra Banks in the role of First Lady. If they had, say, decided to cast the part of Michelle Obama using an anonymous model chances are we’d be discussing how the fashion photos perhaps signify that a black presidency (specifically an Obama one) has become culturally acceptable. However, by choosing Tyra — a cultural force in her own right — it feels like we’re merely watching “Ms. Banks” play out some weird personal fantasy of her own making. See the full slideshow here.
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