First Lady Jill Biden has been put on the August cover for American Vogue after the fashion magazine snubbed former First Lady and supermodel Melania Trump during her four years in the White House. The cover shows Jill Biden in an Oscar de la Renta floral dress with Tiffany & Co. earrings on a balcony of the White House. The photo was by famous celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Trump famously ripped the fashion media for ignoring Melania when he retweeted a Breitbart News post that said: “The elitist snobs in the fashion press have kept the most elegant First Lady in American history off the covers of their magazines for 4 consecutive years.”
Trump said Melania was “the greatest of all time” and ripped the fashion press as “fake news” in the same exchange.
Fox Reporter Rachel Campos-Duffy said:
#VogueMagazine trying to convince us that suburban grandmas in floral frocks are so fashionable is hilarious & insulting.
The emperor has no clothes!! This is fashion affirmative action. They never put impeccably stylish FLOTUS, Melania Trump, on their cover. Vogue is a joke!”
The last first lady to appear on the cover of Vogue was Michelle Obama with the magazine bypassing the Trump administration altogether.
Jill Biden was shot by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz for the spread, which shows the 70-year-old on the south lawn of the White House in a navy Oscar De Le Renta dress.
This is an honor not bestowed on Melania Trump who was recording expressing her anger at not being invited for a cover, unlike many first ladies before her.
“Vogue said like, oh, we want to do a profile. Profile? F*** you, profile. I don’t need no profile. Yeah, what I need another profile?” Melania Trump was recorded saying in 2018. “It might be a cover. I’m like, might be a cover? I don’t give a f*** about Vogue and any magazine.”
The audio was secretly taped in 2018 by Melania’s former friend and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who went on to write the book Melania & Me.
“You’re not the September cover?” Wolkoff asked Trump in the recording.
“Are you kidding me? No way,” Trump answered.
“Could you imagine if you were? That would have been—” Wolkoff said.
“No way. Yeah, but they would never do it,” Trump said.
#VogueMagazine trying to convince us that suburban grandmas in floral frocks are so fashionable is hilarious & insulting😂— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) June 29, 2021
The emperor has no clothes!! This is fashion affirmative action. They never put impeccably stylish FLOTUS, Melania Trump, on their cover. Vogue is a joke! pic.twitter.com/yD9V1ZZB1r