Anna Wintour Shades Melania Trump By Chatting About Someone Else. Who?

L-R Anna Wintour (image via Depositphotos) Melania Trump (image via Twitter)

In an interview with Anne McElvoy for The Economist podcast, legendary fashion guru and editor-in-chief for Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour, threw serious shade at First Lady Melania Trump in the most finessed manner you can imagine.

She just kept changing the subject.

In a discussion about Donald and Melania Trump’s sense of fashion, McElvoy notes the Donald’s often “ill-fitting suits and strange trousers and red baseball caps,” but then pivoted to Melania.

“Melania is much more put together,” said McElvoy. “She did come to the UK and I think very consciously wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion in this case, or a transatlantic ambassador. Do you value that?”

“Well,” began Wintour, “I think First Lady Michelle Obama was really so incredible in every decision she made about fashion. 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…”

And at that point McElvoy interrupted to bring the discussion back to Melania. “But she’s not the First Lady now – what about the one you have now?”

“…For me, she is the example I admire,” continued Wintour, putting a period on her thoughts.

Earlier in the chat McElvoy noted that the Trumps don’t seem to make the pages of Vogue Magazine, and the journalist wondered if that might be “a conscious decision?”

Wintour responded, “There’s so many women in politics that deserve celebration, whether it’s Kirsten (Gillibrand) or Senator Harris, or Senator Warren.” 

See what she did there…

“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,” she continued. “And how wonderful that after a lot of naysayers saying that after (Hillary Clinton) not succeeding that it would be very difficult to find a voice in the current presidential campaigns. How wonderful that that is not the case.”

“I think that both Senator Warren and Senator Harris are among the top candidates right now,” added the woman who provided the inspiration for Meryl Streep’s ‘Miranda Priestly’ in The Devil Wears Prada.

Realizing her question had been sidelined, McElvoy circled back a few minutes later.

“We just glided, or perhaps it’s clear, I don’t know, past the question of Melania and where she features in Vogue world,” said McElvoy. “Do you feel that she’s not the right person to feature in the magazine?”

“I think it’s important for Vogue to support women who are leading change in this country,” answered Wintour. 


6 thoughts on “Anna Wintour Shades Melania Trump By Chatting About Someone Else. Who?”

  1. And yet Anna Witchtour loves Kardashians, rich people kids and also promotes wearing slaughtered endangered species fur in her disgustingly materialistic magazine. What a hypocrite.

  2. Jeff: Wintour isn’t worried about the Trumps. The reporter brought up the Trumps. Wintour answered appropriately. Mrs Obama was a huge supporter of new designers & she promoted them. Something the current occupant never discusses. This she refrained from answering.

  3. It’s so sad that now even fashion must enter the world of politics. Anna, stick to deciding which sweater is the right shade of cerulean, and don’t worry who Melania Trump is married to.

    • She’s not worried who melanoma is married too. She was asking the questions nor did she answer them. She simply doesn’t care about melania…

    • She’s not worried who melanoma is married too. She wasn’t asking the questions nor did she answer them. She simply doesn’t care about melania…

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