Anna Wintour has thrown shade at Melania Trump by sidestepping a question about the First Lady’s fashion choices.
During an interview on The Economist Asks podcast with Anne McElvoy, the Vogue editor-in-chief was asked what she thought about the 49-year-old’s outfits during her recent state visit to the U.K with her husband, U.S President Donald Trump.
However, Wintour avoided the question and instead began talking about former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
“Well, I think first lady Michelle Obama really was so incredible in every decision she made about fashion,” she shared. “She supported young American designers. She supported designers, indeed, from all over the world. She was the best ambassador this country could possibly have – in many ways, obviously, way beyond fashion… To me, (Obama) is the example I admire.”
The 69-year-old Brit was also asked by host McElvoy if it was a “conscious decision” that Melania has not appeared in the fashion bible again since landing the cover of U.S. Vogue in February 2005, where she debuted her custom Christian Dior wedding dress.
“There are so many women in politics that deserve celebration, whether it’s Kirsten (Gillibrand) or Senator (Kamala) Harris or Senator (Elizabeth) Warren,” Wintour replied. “We just recently ran a piece in our current issue about five of the six political female candidates, all of which I felt deserved a place in Vogue.”
Her refusal to address Melania’s style is not surprising, as the fashion editor is a major financial donor to the Democratic Party in the U.S., and also organised fundraisers for both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.
Michelle graced the cover of Vogue three times while her husband was in the White House – appearing in the March 2009, April 2013, and December 2016 issues.
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