First Official Portrait of Michelle Obama Released
02/27/2009 AT 05:20 PM EST
The picture, taken in the Blue Room of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, was shot by White House photographer Joyce N. Boghosian. In the photo, Obama, who is featured on the current cover of PEOPLE, wears a double strand of pearls – and a sleek sleeveless black dress, which shows off her famously toned arms.
The chic dress was designed by Project Runway judge Michael Kors, according to the New York Post.
– Marla Lehner