I know, I know. This isn’t really news, given that we have discussed many many times how awful the fashion industry has been to Melania Trump.
But still, I feel the need to mention how utterly idiotic every fashion magazine is to NOT feature Melania on their covers. She’s an Actual Model, whose fashion choices are almost 100% on point.
According to the sourcelink, Anna Wintour was asked during an Economist podcast, “Melania came to the UK and very consciously wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion or a transatlantic ambassador. Do you value that or would you rather just stay away from the Trumps?”
Anna couldn’t even bring herself to acknowledge who the question was Actually About, and replied: “I think First Lady Michelle Obama really was so incredible in every decision she made about fashion, she supported young American designers, she supported designers from all over the world, she was the best ambassador that this country could possibly have.”
To the interviewer’s credit, she pushed back: “But she’s not the first lady now so what about the one you’ve got now?”
Still, Wintour wouldn’t budge, saying, “To me, [Obama] is the example I admire.”
Later on in the interview, Wintour was also asked if Vogue consciously and purposefully shone the spotlight on Democrat women. Her response? “I think it’s important for Vogue to support women who are leading change in this country.”
Twitter was delighted.
Obviously, Anna Wintour is a raging seahag, BUT I will say that she did adhere to the old, “If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything” rule, and I suppose that’s the best that can be expected out of a raging seahag.
Fashion, however, should have absolutely NOTHING to do with politics. But this is the world we live in now – EVERYTHING has EVERYTHING to do with politics – and there seems to be no escape from it.
I couldn’t stand Michelle Obama, but I was happy to point out when she wore something that made her look beautiful, and did so on a number of occasions. The fact that liberals can’t do the same? Well, it just means we’re better than they are. And like I said in my first sentence, that’s not really news. 🙂