Jill Biden’s Vogue Cover Proves The Magazine Prioritizes Politics Over Fashion

Jill Biden’s Vogue Cover Proves The Magazine Prioritizes Politics Over Fashion

After four years of shunning the most fashionable first lady in American history, and a literal super model, Vogue Magazine is putting Jill Biden on the cover.
Evita Duffy
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After four years of shunning the most fashionable first lady in American history (tied with Jackie O), Vogue Magazine announced Tuesday they had returned to the White House to put First Lady Jill Biden on the cover. In the upcoming issue, which goes on sale July 20, Jill wears an Oscar de la Renta navy and floral dress as she leans on the balcony overlooking the South Lawn.

As America looks dully at Jill’s ensemble one could probably pick out in the grandma section at Target, we are reminded of overlooked former model and First Lady Melania Trump. Melania’s poise, beauty, and taste are incomparable to any first lady in recent memory. Yet, because Vogue Magazine, like so many others in the cultural left, suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome, they were incapable of looking past politics and focusing on fashion. Consequently, Melania never graced the cover of Vogue like Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and now Jill.

Vogue has a history of labeling powerful conservative women as unfashionable by purposely not showcasing them on their pages. If a conservative woman is featured in Vogue, you can bet it doesn’t have anything to do with fashion. 

One of the few places Vogue will talk about conservative women is in “Teen Vogue,” the teen and tween version of Vogue, where fashion and celebrity gossip are secondary to political indoctrination. Teen Vogue recently ran a hit piece on then-Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett, declaring her “anti-feminist” and her nomination a “nightmare scenario.” Teen Vogue also runs stories like, “Republicans Are Trying to Rewrite America’s Racist History,” The U.S. Needs a New Constitution,” and 4 Key Ways to Build Strong Social Justice Movements.”

If you need any more proof Vogue cares more about politics than fashion, recall how Michelle Obama, who is unequivocally the least fashionable first lady in American history (one of her favorite labels was J.Crew), has been on the cover of Vogue three times, including once during the Trump presidency.

Fortunately, Melania never needed a Vogue cover feature to prove her sense of style. She was always dressed to represent America beautifully and tactfully in whatever foreign and domestic task she faced. As the New York fashion editors struggled to make Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris’ pantsuits look “in,” Melania’s impeccable style likely infuriated them just as much as her husband’s politics.

Even though Vogue can’t bring itself to recognize, as they say in their mission statement, “high-quality fashion [and] beauty,” that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t. Here are Melania Trump’s top 10 greatest fashion moments:

1. Parisian Chic

First Lady Melania Trump arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, and is greeted by Mrs. Brigitte Macron wife of French President Emmanuel Macron. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

2. Givenchy Cape-Sleeves

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk to the entrance of Winfield House to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in London. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

3. The Hat Heard Around the World

The arrival ceremony of the President of France and Mrs. Macron (Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez)

(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

4. Accessory Perfection

President Donald Trump waves as he and First Lady Melania Trump arrive, Saturday, May 20, 2017, to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

5. Fuschia Vision

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to the Murabba Palace, escorted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to attend a banquet in their honor. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

6. A Bold Print Done Right

First Lady Melania Trump and Empress Masako of Japan on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

7. A Lady in Grey

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Centennial of the 1918 Armistice Day ceremony Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

8. A Christmas Angel

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are seen in their Official Christmas Portrait on Saturday, December 15, 2018, in the Cross Hall of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

9. Indiana Jones Meets New York Fashion Week

First Lady Melania Trump meets with Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt and his wife Entissar El-Sisi Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

10. A FLOTUS 4th of July

First Lady Melania Trump looks on as President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during the 2020 Salute to America event Saturday, July 4, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Evita Duffy is an intern at The Federalist, co-founder of the Chicago Thinker, and a senior at the University of Chicago. Follow her on Twitter at @evitaduffy_1
Photo First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Juliana Awada, wife of Argentine President Mauricio Macri walk along the Colonnade of the White House in Washington, D.C., during an official visit by the President of Argentina, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
Photo President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II participate in a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Photo First Lady Melania Trump meets with Empress Masako of Japan during a farewell call Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Photo First Lady Melania Trump walks with Empress Masako of Japan during a farewell call Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Photo President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to the Murabba Palace, escorted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to attend a banquet in their honor. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
Photo President Donald J. Trump waits as First Lady Melania Trump disembarks Marine One at the Southsea Castle Landing Zone in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019, en route to the Southsea Common. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
Photo President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump await the arrival of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to a reciprocal dinner Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Winfield House in London. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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