Wednesday 16 August 2017

At least one designer likes them! Tiffany Trump and Marla Maples sit FROW at Alexander Wang during NYFW

Marla Maples (L) and Tiffany Trump attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Marla Maples (L) and Tiffany Trump attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Tiffany Trump takes 'selfies' backstage after the Taoray Wang show at New York Fashion Week
Tiffany Trump poses backstage at the Taoray Wang show during New York Fashion Week
(L-R) Marla Maples Tiffany Trump and Ross Mechanic attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Marla Maples (L) and Tiffany Trump attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
(L-R) Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump and Ross Mechanic attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Tiffany Trump attends the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump, and Ross Mechanic attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Tiffany Trump and Ross Mechanic attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Tiffany Trump poses backstage at the Taoray Wang show during New York Fashion Week
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While New York Fashion Week turns more political than ever, there's at least one designer who wants to be associated with the Trumps.

Alexander Wang invited Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany and her mother, his ex-wife Marla Maples to sit front row at his Autumn/Winter '17 fashion show on Saturday.

Tiffany, who was raised by her mother in Los Angeles while her father remained in New York with his three children with Ivana Trump and youngest son Barron with First Lady Melania, has been largely absent from the limelight since her father's inauguration weekend.

She joined her siblings for the action packed weekend, but has returned to her studies as she is reportedly applying to law school after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.

Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)

She and Maples, who was married to Trump from 1993 to 1999, landed a seat at the exclusive show, which saw models Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid strut their stuff.

Their appearance comes against a general backlash from designers in retaliation to the president's immigration ban and proposal to build a wall bordering Mexico.

Raf Simons, the former creative director of Christian Dior, who debuted his line with Calvin Klein, opened and close the show to the sounds of David Bowie's 'This is Not America'.

Mexican designer Raul Solis' collection for LRS Studio featured models wearing underwear emblazoned with "f*** your wall" and "no ban, no wall". 

Tiffany Trump poses backstage at the Taoray Wang show during New York Fashion Week
Tiffany Trump poses backstage at the Taoray Wang show during New York Fashion Week

"It’s important to have that message of sexual empowerment, especially now- to say, ‘Hey, actually, you can do whatever you want’.

"I don’t get too political, but obviously [this season] it’s impossible to dismiss," he told W Magazine.

And we're still only three days in.

(L-R) Marla Maples Tiffany Trump and Ross Mechanic attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
(L-R) Marla Maples Tiffany Trump and Ross Mechanic attend the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Tiffany Trump attends the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Tiffany Trump attends the Taoray Wang collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)

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