Glamour magazine released an "American Icon" issue. They had young famous women photographed as legendary women. This is a fun idea and will probably introduce a younger generation to these icons. The women range from Amelia Earhart to "Rosie the Riveter". It also includes this surprising choice:
Alicia Keyes as Michelle Obama. Who's been in the public eye for about 2 years. She is now an ICON. Why you ask? Here's what Glamour says:
Not only is Obama the first African American filling the position, but she’s already making best-dressed headlines for a style that ranges from couture to J.Crew.That's right, she's an icon because she's black and dresses well. Interesting that there is no Condaleeza Rice- she's black and has actually accomplished something for America. But that's just not hip right now, is it?