After an unfashionable snub from a pretentious designer, looks like incoming First Lady Melania Trump will be avenged by far bigger names in the fashion industry starting with the much-awaited inauguration of her husband President-elect Donald Trump in January next year.
The brains behind Met Gala Stephanie Winston Wolkoff has been tapped to help plan the presidential inauguration events.
Wolkoff worked as director of special events for Vogue and was a protege of the famous Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Wintour mentored Wolkoff and eventually made her the lead person in charge of Fashion Week's move to Lincoln Center.
Wolkoff is influential in the fashion industry, so influential in fact that she's said to have all the leading designers on " speed dial" on her phone. " General Winston"- a title bestowed to Wolkoff by Wintour no less-can then work wonders on who can dress Melania Trump for the inauguration. And for sure, she would only settle for the very best and won't have need for arrogant designers like Sophie Theallet who looked down on Melania and publicly declared her refusal to dress the next First Lady.
Even leading fashion designers reacted negatively to Theallet's public declaration through an open letter of her decision to diss Melania. Tommy Hilfiger, for one, said that any designer should be proud to dress Melania.
Wolkoff also happens to be a long-time friend of Melania so she'd be sure to look out after the well-being of the First Lady and will ensure she would be at her best-looking during Donald Trump's big day as he is inaugurated s the 45th President of the U.S.
Wolkoff was seen at the Trump Tower this week, together with Tom Barrack, who serves as chairman of Trump's inaugural committee.
She was rudely rejected, but lady luck is on the side of Melania as she is set to have the last laugh while looking great, while designers who feel so much self-importance will be left suffering the backlash of misplaced anger and arrogance.