Monday 23 April 2018

Anna Wintour says Donald Trump will never be invited back to the Met Gala

Donald Trump and wife Melania arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala May 07, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump at the Costume Institute Benefit Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in NY (Denis Van Tine/PA)
Donald and Melania Trump attend the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala "Poiret: King Of Fashion" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The Met Gala is the most exclusive event in the New York social calendar, but US president Donald Trump is no longer welcome.

The US President and his wife Melania have been staples at the Costume Institute's annual ball to raise funds for the Met’s Anna Wintour Costume Center, as well as his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. Even his first wife Ivana made two appearances in the mid noughties. The first family brought their usual understated style of magenta fishtail ballgowns and bejewelled bodycon dresses to the event, but after nearly 13 years, the president won't be invited to return and by default, presumably the first lady.

Donald and Melania Trump leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala May 07, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala May 07, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Anna Wintour, US Vogue Editor-in-Chief, is chair of the event since 1995 and made it clear he's no longer welcome. While appearing on James Corden's Late Late show on Wednesday night, Wintour took part in a Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts segment, when she was given the option of eating pickled pigs feet or naming a celebrity she'd never invite back.

"Donald Trump," she quipped straight away.

The fashion icon was an active supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, during which time Vogue endorsed the candidate.

"Obviously we felt it was a moment in history for women. At times like that you need to take a leadership position…. To me, it was in support of women," she told the Wall Street Journal at the time.

Ivanka Trump attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala
Ivanka Trump attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala "Poiret: King Of Fashion" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

In February, Wintour was asked whether Melania would be featuring on the pages of the style bible (she appeared on the cover in February 2005) with exclusive coverage of her wedding), and said this term wouldn't be any differnet.

"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," she said.

The Met Gala is still one of the most coveted tickets in town each May with tickets costing an average of $30,000 and tables range in price from $275,000 to $500,000; but being able to afford doesn't mean you're invited - the fashion editor runs a strict guestlist filled with preferred designers and A-list celebrities of her choosing.

For some truly delightful pictures of the Trumps at the Met Gala through the years, check out our gallery below:

Ivanka, Donald and Melania Trump at the Met Gala in 2004
Ivanka, Donald and Melania Trump at the Met Gala in 2004
Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Donald Trump (R) and his wife Melania depart from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Melania Trump arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
TV personality Ivanka Trump arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala "Poiret: King Of Fashion" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Model Ivanka Trump attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala: Anglomania at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ivana Trump attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala: Anglomania at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala: Anglomania at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ivana Trump attends the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Melania Trump attends the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Model Ivanka Trump attends the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump at the Met Gala in 2004
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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