Anna Wintour of Vogue Magazine Ignored Questions about Melania Trump's Style to Praise Michelle Obama Instead

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jul 24, 2019
09:29 A.M.
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While featuring on The Economist’s podcast, Anna Wintour was asked what she thought about Melania Trump’s outfit during an official visit to the UK in June, but surprisingly, the 69-year-old Vogue editor managed to dodge the question and instead, shifted the conversation to the former first lady, Michelle Obama.


As seen from the interview clip, a journalist asked Anna to air her opinion on Melania Trumps’ choice of fashion outfits while she visited the UK.


Before the question, the journalist disclosed that there was something so visual about the Trumps and made mention of the President’s bad looking suits and unusual trousers.

Anna Wintour attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum of Art | Photo: Getty Images


She further discussed Melania after which the question to Anna Wintour came in. She said:

“Melania put together in a much more put-together way. She did come to the UK and, I think, very consciously wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion, in this case, or a transatlantic ambassador.”

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive on stage as President Trump prepares to announce his candidacy for a second presidential term at the Amway Center | Photo: Getty Images


And subsequently posed a question to Anna stating:

“I mean, do you value that? Or would you just rather stay away from the Trumps?”

First lady Melania Trump speks during a roundtable discussion on the administration's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House | Photo: Getty Images


Anna gave a surprising reply that saw her ignoring the question and shifting away from

discussions of the first lady


“Well, I think First Lady Michelle Obama really was so incredible in every decision she made about fashion”

Anne replied. She went further ahead to describe Michelle as ‘the best ambassador the country could possibly have in many ways’, adding that she had supported several designers, both American and in other parts of the world.

A conversation with Michelle Obama takes place during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Photo: Getty Images


In reaction to it, the journalist interrupted Anna’s reply and said:

“But she’s not the First Lady now, so what about the one you’ve got now?”,

but it didn’t stop her as she continued her appraisal of Michelle Obama.

First Lady Michelle Obama attends 'Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama' at State Farm Arena | Photo: Getty Images


Subsequent parts of the interview saw the journalist asking what Anna would offer if President Donald Trump called to ask for fashion advice and she gave a hilarious response stating that the president “is unlikely to call”.

The clip detailing the interview was shared on social media, and it instantly caught the attention of several Twitter users of which were in support of Anna and hailed her for getting a hold of the situation well.

Anna Wintour is seen outside Valentino during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/2020 | Photo: Getty Images

“Anna Wintour showing us how to respond to questions about the current flotus… talk and remind the world what an incredible first lady Michelle Obama was. Love it”,

a Twitter user wrote.