Tuesday 23 May 2017

Anna Wintour on Melania Trump featuring in Vogue: 'I can't imagine this will be different to other first ladies'

Melania Trump (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Melania Trump (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour attends the Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 7, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Melania Trump on the cover of Vogue in February 2005.
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour has said the magazine will "stick to tradition" when it comes to featuring US First Lady Melania Trump.

The editor in chief of the fashion bible, who publicly supported Hillary Clinton throughout her campaign, said that Vogue will continue its tradition of featuring the First Lady, despite public outcry since Donald Trump's inaugration.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Wintour said: "We have a tradition of always covering whoever is the first lady at Vogue and I can’t imagine that this time would be any different."

Wintour, who is also the artistic director of publishing powerhouse Condé Nast, said that the current political climate will encourage designers to be more creative.

Anna Wintour attends the Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 7, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour attends the Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 7, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

"[They will] be inspired by what they see and that will come out in their work. The next few years are going to be incredibly creative."

During the historical US presidential election, Vogue publicly supported Clinton in its first ever presidential endorsement.

Melania appeared on the cover when she wed Trump in January 2005 as "Donald Trump's New Bride," wearing her €94,000 Christian Dior wedding dress.

Melania Trump on the cover of Vogue in February 2005.
Melania Trump on the cover of Vogue in February 2005.

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