During an interview, the famed editor of Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour, refused to field questions concerning current First Lady Melania Trump but was all too eager to praise former First Lady Michelle Obama. Although Michelle Obama’s husband has been out of the office for nearly three years, she continues to be the most admired woman in the United States and the world according to the recent YouGov poll results.
Now back to Wintour. When asked to comment on the fashion taste of sitting First Lady Melania Trump, the powerful editor, did not offer up a comment. Instead, the topic shifted to someone who she didn’t mind speaking about. In response to the question, Wintour talked about Michelle’s fashion sense, which she still admires despite the years since Obama was President.
The choice of Melania’s outfits was brought up during an interview on The Economist’s podcast, and Wintour, 69, had no interest in sharing her views of the current First Lady.
During the interview, Wintour sidestepped the British journalist’s question by talking about someone she admired instead of the current First Lady – the one who came before – Michelle Obama.
“I think First Lady Michelle Obama really was so incredible in every decision she made about fashion.”
The British journalist, Anne McElvoy, was intent on talking about the Trumps. She also wanted to talk about his children. McElvoy remarked that there was “something visual about the Trumps” before she added how Donald Trump wears the most “ill-fitting suits” and “strange trousers.”
After making her own criticisms of Trump’s choice of outfits, McElvoy asked Wintour to share her own criticisms concerning the First Family. That’s why the journalist asked the Vogue editor about Melania’s recent trip to the U.K. alongside her husband.
“Melania put together in a much more put-together way,” the bumbling journalist said. “She did come to the U.K., and I think very consciously wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion. In this case, or a transatlantic ambassador. I mean, do you value that? Or would you just rather stay away from the Trumps?”
McElvoy then used the opportunity to bring the conversation back to the politicians she respected. She praised Michelle Obama instead of even mentioning Melania’s name on her tongue.
After praising the former First Lady, Wintour added, that Michelle “supported young American designers. She supported designers, indeed, from all over the world. She was the best ambassador that this country could possibly have in many ways, obviously, way beyond fashion.”
Because McElvoy wanted sound bites about Trump, she pushed back, desperate to get the Vogue editor to say something and to choose sides.
“But she’s not the First Lady now, so what about the one you’ve got now?” she asked.
Wintour ignored the bumbling journalist. “And to me, (Michelle) is the example that I admire.”
After her failed attempt to get any information about Melania’s fashion sense from Wintour, McElvoy asked the editor if she had any advice for Trump when it came to his horrible suits.
“I think he is unlikely to call,” Wintour replied.
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