Thanks to her husband’s comments and political positions, first lady Melania Trump has been ostracized by some members of the fashion community. Now it looks like Vogue, the bible that guides that entire community, is loosening its opposition to a Trump presidency.
The publication made its first political endorsement during the 2016 election, supporting Hillary Clinton, who was also personally advised by Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour. But Wintour told the Wall Street Journal in a new interview that the magazine’s relationship with first ladies will stand, regardless of how it views an administration.
“We have a tradition of always covering whoever is the first lady at Vogue and I can’t imagine that this time would be any different,” Wintour explained.
“Covering” and “putting on the cover” are two different things, of course, but consider the mag’s track record: Clinton appeared on the cover during her time as first lady in 1998, while fashion sweetheart Michelle Obama graced the cover not once, not twice, but a whopping three times during her tenure in the White House.
Add that to the fact that Trump is a former model who already graced the cover of Vogue in 2005, and the fact that Wintour visited Trump Tower to chat with the president-elect back in December, and well, the statement feels all the more expected.
Head to the Wall Street Journal to read more.