Fascionistas

Maybe you’ve heard some of the stories whipped out by the “Fashion” industry and its media acolytes have been lamenting the departure of heretofore unrecognized fashion plate Michelle Obama and her replacement by the apparent frump Melania Trump.

Yes, that’s a real story. Here’s the prime example from the appropriately-named Fashionista, “How We Plan On Covering (or Not Covering) Melania Trump’s Fashion Choices.”

Somehow, in this upside-down world, the lumpen White Housefrau is held up as the second Jackie O while a major league hottie and an actual former professional model like Melania is derided as if she were some four-eyed wallflower wearing a potato sack.

You just can’t make this stuff up. It’s like Sports Illustrated refusing to cover Major League Baseball because it is “too white” but giddily covering the more disproportionately racial NFL and NBA.

Admittedly, the fashion world is wildly liberal (and the few conservatives keep their mouths shut) but it seems to me that they are walking out on a limb here. But then, high fashion has never had much of a relationship with the average American. It’s for sniffy rich elites who use it to mark their exclusivity.

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