The liberal media doesn’t just hate Donald Trump, they hate everyone who has any connection to him and no one knows how to bully and ostracize people better than the left. The fashion media industry is no exception. Magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Vanity Fair, have gone out of their way to criticize the most stunning first lady to ever grace the halls of the White House, while intentionally keeping her off the covers of their liberal fashion rags.
NYP– The internet was in a tizzy last week when actor James Woods pointed out via Twitter that the first lady hasn’t been a muse for the magazine industry since her husband, President Trump, took office.
Woods tweeted: “If the Trumps were Democrats, Melania would be on every cover of every chic women’s magazine in the world every month.”
The tweet, which was accompanied by an old photo of the first lady sitting in a gilded chair in a pale blue strapless dress, struck a chord, garnering 62,000 likes, 20,000 retweets, and 4,900 comments.
During her tenure as the first lady, Melania has only graced one magazine cover — Vanity Fair Mexico — in February 2017.
“I reject Botox and injections. I believe they are harmful to the face and the nerves. Everything is mine,” she is quoted as saying on the cover, which shows her in a slinky white dress.
But the issue is not all flattering for the Trump family.
Another article in the online version is titled “The Misfortune of Being Barron Trump,” and shows the first family’s youngest son with his head bowed and eyes downcast in a somber mood.
During Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency, Michelle appeared on at least 30 US magazine covers, three of which were Vogue.
She also appeared twice on the covers of Essence magazine, Time magazine, More magazine and Glamour magazine. Other covers included Redbook, InStyle, and Radar.
Vanity Fair, which featured Michelle Obama on their cover multiple times, did a hit piece on Melania and her fashion choices almost immediately after President Donald Trump’s inauguration:
Melania Trump has been First Lady for two-and-a-half weeks, and the fashion world is closely monitoring the designers she’s chosen to wear. While it was a topic of great debate ahead of her husband’s swearing in, the public still has comparatively little to go on to gauge Trump’s official approach to First Lady fashion, given her choice to stay in New York while Barron Trump finishes his school year. One theme does seem to be emerging however, as The New York Times’s chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman points out today: Trump seems comfortable wearing international designers, despite her husband’s America-first rhetoric.
Trump did wear some American designers over the weekend, including a sweater by Derek Lam. However, the New York-based Lam has gone on the record to say he would not dress the First Lady, which likely means Trump bought it herself. (Vanity Fair has reached out to Derek Lam and Melania Trump’s staff for confirmation.)
Though in later years, Trump’s predecessor occasionally wore European designers, Michelle Obama made it a point to wear clothes designed by Americans early and often in her husband’s presidency, especially during the recession years. While Obama often patronized brands like J Crew—a sign of her everywoman approach to fashion—she also supported American talent like Brandon Maxwell and Cuban-American Narcisco Rodriguez.
That contrasts with Melania Trump’s first outings as a First Lady, especially given her husband’s brand of American exceptionalism. Of course, many American designers were eager to work directly with Obama. Trump’s husband’s seemingly never-ending ability to court controversy will make that kind of collaboration unlikely.