The fashion world has been a little too quiet since Trump’s victory, and many people, myself included, have started to speculate what this means for the next first lady Melania Trump. Let’s remember that she wore that infamous pink pussy-bow Gucci’s shirt to a debate shortly after her husband’s scandal, the one were he’s caught on tape saying that he can grab a woman by her genitals. Melania’s team explained that wearing that shirt was not intentional, but who knows, right?
Fashion is commonly used to convey messages, and politicians and their families do this often, like Hillary and Bill Clinton wearing purple details on their clothes the night Hillary conceded to Trump: purple is the mix of blue and red (the colors of the Democratic and Republican party) which meant to symbolized the union of both parties.
It’s normal to see designers lining up to wear the First Lady, but let’s remember that Anna Wintour (Vogue’s editor) and Diana Von Furstenberg were both very aggressive in their campaigns pro Hillary; designers like Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch created the “Made for History” for Hillary and basically a large portion of fashion designers sided with the Democrats, so the question that remains is, will they give Melania a chance?
And, of course, does Melania want this chance? During the campaign she wore pieces bought of the rack, nothing unique or custom made, so maybe this will the route for the next First Lady? A bit unusual, but very possible.
While we don’t know what will happen I would like to remember some of the wonderful looks of our dear First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama always displayed a friendly-chic style (I remember very well how much she was criticized by the snobs for using J. Crew), and also giving chance to young designers.