Legendary Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour sidestepped a question about first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden clarifies his remarks on Russia Raskin: Grisham told Jan. 6 panel about 'names that I had not heard before' Grisham says former Trump officials meeting next week 'to try and stop him' MORE’s fashion choices in a recent interview to offer praise to Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden adds to communications team in lead-up to midterm elections Michelle Obama: 'Treat fear as a challenge' Barack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle MORE, saying the former first lady is “the example that I admire.”
In an interview on the podcast "The Economist asks" over the weekend, host Anne McElvoy pressed Wintour about what she thought of the current first lady’s style decisions during the Trumps' recent state visit to the United Kingdom.
“She did come to the U.K. and I think very consciously wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion in this case or transatlantic ambassador,” McElvoy said of the first lady's style during the visit. “Do you value that?”
"Well, I think first lady Michelle Obama really was so incredible in every decision she made about fashion," Wintour responded. "She supported young American designers. She supported designers from all over the world. She was the best ambassador that this country could possibly have in many ways, obviously, beyond fashion."
"But she’s not the first lady now. So what about the one you’ve got now?" McElvoy said.
"To me, she is the example that I admire," Wintour said, referencing Obama.
McElvoy then asked Wintour if she would give fashion advice to President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE if he were to call, to which the editor responded, "I think he's unlikely to call."
At another point in the interview, Wintour was asked why Melania Trump hasn’t been asked to appear on the cover of Vogue since becoming first lady and whether it’s been a conscious decision for Vogue to “lift up the portrayal of Democratic women.”
“I think it’s important for Vogue to support women who are leading change in this country,” Wintour said.