Looks like Melania Trump doesn’t really care about what Anna Wintour thinks. Or does she? The Vogue editor-in-chief had a few things to say when asked about choosing who is worthy enough for a Vogue cover. In a discussion with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, the journalist told Wintour, “You are political. You were a major fundraiser for Barack Obama. Your magazine, the most important fashion bible in the world, does profile some very important women who are in politics. Tell me about that, you are overtly political in your profiles and what you stand for, what is it you are trying to say by profiling a Michelle Obama or a Kamala Harris or even a Stormy Daniels?” Wintour replied, “If you’re talking about the First Lady or Senator Harris, obviously these are women that we feel are icons and inspiring to women from a global perspective.”
More pointedly, Amanpour asked the fashion icon why the magazine seemed to favour Democratic women on its cover, to which Wintour said: “I think it’s very, very important to have a point of view, and we profile women in the magazine that we believe in … After the defeat of Secretary Clinton in 2016 (in particular), we believe that women should have a leadership position and we intend to support them.”
Of course, after the interview, Melania felt compelled to share a statement through her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham: “To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s been there, done that long before she was first lady,” Grisham told Fox News.
“Her role as first lady of the United States and all that she does is much more important than some superficial photo shoot and cover. This just further demonstrates how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded Anna Wintour really is. Unfortunately, Mrs. Trump is used to this kind of divisive behavior.”
Well, okay then.
Sharing for fun. This is First Lady Melania Trump’s February 2005 American Vogue cover. She is wearing her wedding gown — a version of John Galliano’s finale look from his Fall 2004 Haute Couture collection for Dior, one of the most famous collections he ever designed. pic.twitter.com/8WIJIkDYOa
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