In response to a recent snub by Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, First Lady Melania Trump’s office made it clear the fashion-savvy First Lady was not concerned with the “superficial” honor.
Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for Melania Trump, said “To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s ‘been there, done that’ long before she was First Lady.”
“Her role as First Lady of the United States, and all that she does, is more important than some superficial photoshoot and cover,” added Grisham, noting, “Unfortunately, Mrs. Trump is used to this kind of divisive behavior.”
Grisham went on to state, “This just further demonstrates how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded Anna Wintour really is.”
From Fox News:
The first lady’s rep told Fox News that being on the cover of the fashion magazine “doesn’t define” her after its editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, implied she wasn’t interested in having Melania featured in the fashion mag.
“To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s been there, done that long before she was first lady,” Melania Trump’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham told us on Friday.
“Her role as first lady of the United States and all that she does is much more important than some superficial photo shoot and cover,” Grisham said. “This just further demonstrates how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded Anna Wintour really is.
“Unfortunately, Mrs. Trump is used to this kind of divisive behavior.”
Melania’s remarks come after Wintour was asked by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour why Vogue features first ladies and women leaders on its coveted cover. Amanpour failed to mention that the current first lady, a former fashion model, has been M.I.A. from the fashion magazine since taking up residence at the White House, while recent Democratic first ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton both commanded covers.
“You have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view,” Wintour told Amanpour of how she picks her covers. “We profile women in the magazine that we believe in the stand that they’re taking on issues we support them, we feel that they are leaders.”