Mrs Trump’s fashion challenges
IMAGE: Melania Trump with Donald Trump in the US Capitol Rotunda. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
By this time in 2008, the big names from the haute couture world were queuing up outside the White House for the privilege of showcasing their creations on the most charismatic and stylish of First Ladies, wife of America’s first black President.
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As strange is the mute response from the fashion community after this announcement, a somewhat suo motu one since Ms Thealet doesn’t speak of an approach from the gilded fastness of Trump Tower.
Only Tommy Hilfiger has responded with the singularly gormless comment that Melania Trump was a ‘very beautiful woman’ so any designer should be happy to dress her. ‘I don’t think people should become political about it,’ he added.
Poor Tommy, his fashion nous is not the only thing that’s a tad out of date.
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Just three months ago, Ann Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue and acknowledged First Lady of Style, arranged a fund raiser for Ms Clinton. No doubt she had, like most others, assumed a Clinton victory and appreciated the prospect of being associated with the first Woman moncler outlet jackets President.
Mr Trump’s unlikely moncler jacket sale victory may be awkward since Ms Wintour moves in the same social circles as the Trump clan. She is enough of a close friend to provide a blurb for Ivanka Trump’s 2009 trivial memoir cum business etiquette advisory The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.
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Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House; Tim Boyle/Getty Images
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