Did departing Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter get in one last shot at the Trumps on his way out? First Lady Melania Trump was not included in the magazine’s International Best-Dressed List, and conservatives see it as a deliberate slight.
The list includes former first couple Barack Obama and Michelle Obama alongside such stars as Rihanna, Harry Styles, Solange Knowles and LeBron James. But Donald Trump and Melania did not receive notice for their sartorial sensibilities.
The conservative website suggested that Donald Trump’s previous friction with Carter may have been a reason why Melania wasn’t included.
Meanwhile, Breitbart referred to her absence from the list as a snub and called the former model “one of the most fashion-forward American First Ladies in history.”
Vanity Fair did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Check out an assortment of tweets below that criticize the omission.
— Corryn ???????? (@Corrynmb) September 7, 2017
Vanity mag goes by its name. Melania is WAY above their standards. Class & beauty. Not to mention intelligence. It's @VanityFair loss!
— Maureen (@826Maureen) September 7, 2017
— Sharon Sheard (@scsheard) September 7, 2017
Vanity Fair is playing politics with the Best Dressed List ? Nobody does it better then Melania. Liberals are petty about everything https://t.co/6vGj3kHTyf
— Beardog (@bhabrock12) September 7, 2017
Melania could care less and so do the 99.9999% of people who don't read the biased crap coming from Vanity Fair
— stuart rubin (@sarmsr) September 7, 2017