On Thursday, The Wall Street Jorunal published a new interview with Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, which touched a bit on her and the fashion magazine’s politics. In 2016, Vogue endorsed a presidential candidate for the first time in its century-plus long history, putting its weight behind Hillary Clinton. In light of that, and Wintour personally being a vocal Clinton supporter, there was some uncertainty about how Vogue, which always covers the First Lady of the United States, would treat Melania Trump. Wintour tried to put that issue to bed when speaking to the WSJ.
“Obviously we felt it was a moment in history for women,” she said. “At times like that you need to take a leadership position. […] To me, it was in support of women.” She doesn’t believe that the endorsement cost Vogue subscribers, but she did make sure to clarify that Mrs. Trump will be treated the same as any other First Lady. “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.”
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