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Vogue’s liberal bias is preventing it from featuring a critical fashion moment

This is about women on the right who are sidelined and diminished by women on the left

Alexander Somoskey / Blaze Media

Melania Trump's ensembles are indisputably stunning and sophisticated, and if she had any other last name and a "D" for Democrat beside it, she'd be on the cover of Vogue in her role as first lady by now.

It's obvious as to why she hasn't been featured. The fashion industry — much like Hollywood, the media, big cities, and universities — is dominated by liberal elites.

Vogue is also a private company and can do whatever it wants but it doesn't mean conservatives can't call out their double-standards when we see it.

Vogue's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour — who was depicted as a menacing and powerful magazine editor by Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada" — has had a reputation for bolstering Democrats through fundraising since 2007.

It's not surprising that Wintour, who is known for her ruthlessness in the fashion world, featured Michelle Obama on the cover of Vogue three times as first lady.

What's also not shocking is that when host Anne McElvoy from the Economist solicited a comment from Wintour regarding Melania's evidently impressive wardrobe, Wintour bypassed the question and snubbed her before mumbling on about her admiration for Obama as first lady instead.

Hillary Clinton also graced the cover as first lady in 1998 and again as a presidential candidate in 2016 when she ran and lost against President Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush were relegated to profiles in the magazine, but never covers.

This all sounds superficial but it's not. It's just another way these staunch liberals alienate women on the right like a bunch of mean girls ("you can't sit with us").

This isn't about whether Melania deserves to be featured. Before her husband ran for president, she was a fashion model and graced the covers of several magazines, including Vogue in which she wore her wedding gown.

This is about gatekeepers in the fashion world who turn a blind eye to the high fashion looks Melania has presented during her time as first lady because Vogue and Wintour care more about satisfying liberals than carrying out journalism, which isn't unlike what we're seeing in the media now.

During the 2012 presidential election, Wintour held a high-dollar fundraiser at actress Sarah Jessica Parker's home in Manhattan for Barack Obama's reelection, which set Obama stalwarts back $40,000 a plate.

That same year, she hosted another fundraiser for Obama at Harvey Weinstein's Westport, Connecticut, home.

As you may recall, Weinstein is the disgraced Hollywood producer who catapulted the #MeToo movement into virality thanks to the dozens of brave accusers who came forward with allegations that Weinstein habitually sexually assaulted, harassed, and raped women in the industry.

News headlines indicated that Wintour had become"Obama's Fourth-Biggest Fundraising Bundler," according to data from the New York Times.

Wintour, who has petrified and terrorized those in the fashion industry since she assumed fashion supremacy in 1998 as Vogue's editor-in-chief, additionally made an unprecedented political move on Vogue's behalf when the magazine endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016.

That was the first time Vogue had ever endorsed a presidential candidate in its 126-year history.

Wintour's commitment to Democrats is evidently unwavering and her willingness to reduce fashionable women who don't politically align with her is an abomination to what fashion and artistic expression is supposed to be about.

Wintour is actively ignoring a woman who embodies everything fashion devotees love: beauty, influence, elegance, posture, inspiration, and wardrobe, all to avoid upsetting left-wing chauvinists.

That's the problem with selective-feminism: fall in line or be discounted, ridiculed, ignored, sidelined, and dismissed.

Vogue is known as "fashion's Bible" yet it's choosing to blatantly ignore a fashion icon when they see one.

Sounds like a cardinal sin.

"To be in Vogue has to mean something," Wintour says. "It's a validation."

Wintour has also said in the past that she celebrates women who are driving change around the globe in her magazine, which was a deliberate swipe at our first lady who is undoubtedly one of the most fashionable first ladies since Jackie Kennedy.

Yet Wintour featured a profile of Asma al-Assad, the first lady of Syria who wears designer fashion and is married to the infamous Bashar al Assad of Syria.

The article was titled, "Rose in the Desert."

As you might recall, her husband killed more than 5,000 civilians including children in 2012.

You know, the guy who crossed Obama's red line with the chemical weapons? Yeah, that guy.

And let's not forget that it was Hillary who not only helped cover up allegations of rape against her husband Bill Clinton, but also smeared his accusers by calling them liars.

Does that sound like a woman worthy of a magazine cover, Ms. Wintour?

Conservative women appreciate fashion too. They appreciate designer labels, fashion journalism, and runway, yet the fashion industry continues to demean these women for their values by relegating them to the periphery because their values aren't up to par with the left's litmus test.

The industry ironically claims to celebrate diversity, female empowerment, individuality, and distinction but Wintour showed us this week in her interview with the Economist that that's all just a farce.

If Melania doesn't get the fashion nod from Vogue like she deserves before her term as first lady is up, then the magazine will have missed an opportunity to feature one of the most fashion-forward first ladies since Jackie Kennedy.

One last thing…
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