Conservatives call Melania Trump's Vanity Fair snub 'petty'


Vanity Fair released its prestigious 2017 International Best-Dressed list on Wednesday, which featured some high-profile political figures like Barack and Michelle Obama, Justin Trudeau and even Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron. Surprisingly, Melania Trump was left off the list -- and conservatives are furious.

The Daily Caller called out Vanity Fair for snubbing the first lady in a scathing article, calling it an "extremely bizarre" decision.


"Where is Melania Trump? You know, the First Lady and also the Slovenian immigrant who was a fashion model until 2016," the article reads. 

According to the conservative publication, the reason for the snub may have to do with editor-in-chief Grayson Carter's alleged longstanding feud with President Trump. If you recall, Carter, who announced on Thursday that he's stepping down from his position at year's end, once called out the president for his "short fingers." 

By the looks of President Trump's Twitter account, the feelings of animosity are also mutual. In 2016, he described Carter as having "no talent."

A number of right-wing pundits took to Twitter to express true feelings on the "petty" decision on Vanity Fair's part: 

However, the Washington Post called out that the list, which also honored Hollywood A-listers like Harry Styles and Dave Patel, does include Melania's go-to stylist Hervé Pierre, who dressed the first lady for her husband’s inaugural ball and several other high-profile events. 

Ever since President Trump announced that he was running for president, his wife Melania has made headlines for her fashion. From her pastel blue Ralph Lauren inauguration day dress to her Mar-a-Lago Valentino moment, many other first ladies have taken cue from Trump's style. The "Melania effect" is definitely a real thing, according to Vogue

Nonetheless, Melania has also ruffled some feathers with her wardrobe. Most recently, she sparked controversy after she stepped out wearing stilettos before she was set to visit the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. However, she ended up switching her ensemble to a more casual, appropriate look upon landing on Corpus Christi. 

For more on Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed list, watch the video above. 

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