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The lobby of Trump Tower is always accessorized with Gucci’s gold logo. Hanging above the entrance to the brand’s store there, it lends an air of luxury sponsorship to every photo opp of every guest making the pilgrimage to the President-elect. But the scene was more fashionable than usual on Tuesday.
While rapper and designer Kanye West stole the morning’s headlines for taking a meeting with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, sources say that Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour also visited the President-elect, just a few days after she issued an apology for making critical comments about Trump’s foundation that were overheard on a crowded train.
Wintour publicly backed Hillary Clinton before November’s election, hosting fundraisers for her campaign and helping to rally the fashion industry around the former Secretary of State; Vogue, which had never endorsed a candidate before this year, published a letter staking its support of Clinton.
The extent to which the most powerful woman in fashion would form ties to the new administration remains unclear, but Tuesday’s meeting projects the sense that she’s prepared to start making inroads. Wintour is, after all, a leader in a massive global industry that will be affected by Trump’s trade policies.
Designers, meanwhile, are split on the topic of dressing the future First Lady, which is the most obvious way that they could get involved with Trump’s presidency. While Sophie Theallet has encouraged her peers not to associate themselves with Melania Trump, and Marc Jacobs told WWD that he has “no interest” in dressing her, Tommy Hilfiger and Thom Browne are among those who said they would be honored to provide her with clothing.
In addition to West and Wintour, Maura Brannigan at Fashionista pointed out that there seemed to be someone was wearing Vetements in the lobby of Trump Tower today, too. It doesn’t get more fashion, or incongruous, than that.