During a recent talk on Friday’s episode of “The Economist Asks“ podcast. Anna Wintour, Vogue Editor-in-Chief was asked what she thought about the first lady’s outfits during her recent trip to the UK.
Wintour refused to answer that questions and instead pivoted to lauding former first day Michelle Obama. She has nothing to say about Melania Trump’s sense of style. Wintour said, “Well, 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, indeed, from all over the world. She was the best ambassador this country could possibly have — in many ways, obviously, way beyond fashion.”
To this answer interviewer Anne McElvoy replied that “but she’s not the First Lady now. So what about the one you’ve got now ?” Wintour replied, “To me, [Obama] is the example that I admire.”
Her refusal to address Trump’s style is not surprising considering she is a major Democratic Party donor. Wintour organized fundraisers for both of Barak Obama’s presidential campaigns and is currently donating to the campaigns of Democratic contenders Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand, TMZ reported.
If we look at Vogue’s then Michelle Obama graced the cover of Vogue three times while her husband was in Office in March 2009, April 2013 and December 2016.