Page Six: Vanity Fair is writing an exposé of Melania Trump, maybe

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I really have no interest, at this point, in talking about Melania Trump’s style choices. I believe Melania really cares about the statements she’s making with the clothes she chooses for various events, but I think that’s all there is. Melania and the Duchess of Cambridge are stuck in a similar trap: people feel like they can only really talk about their style choices because there’s not much “there” there, and their style choices are the only really noteworthy things about them. So, much like Kate, Melania chose to wear a red dress when she met with the Chinese delegation at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday. There’s your style update.

Meanwhile, Page Six reports that Vanity Fair is possibly/probably working on some kind of critical article about Melania. She isn’t speaking to VF, but VF is interviewing people around her.

Melania Trump is expecting to be pilloried in Vanity Fair, even though her friends either refused to talk to reporter Evgenia Peretz or said only good things about the first lady. Melania declined to be interviewed for the piece, but a White House insider said it was clear from the questions Peretz asked others and the fact-checking being done that the story will be “mean-spirited.”

Peretz is said to have talked to two mothers with kids at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory, where Barron, 11, goes to school, and where, Vanity Fair reported in November, “some parents are freaking out.”

“[The other moms] have all been running as far away from Peretz as possible,” a source said. But a magazine insider said the polite and professional Peretz was introduced to a third mother.

Vanity Fair declined to comment. One Melania associate who was interviewed on the record is Paolo Zampolli, whose modeling agency represented Melania when she first came to New York. It was Zampolli who introduced Donald Trump to the Slovenian stunner. Zampolli, who recorded the interview to guarantee that he would be quoted accurately, spoke glowingly about his “friends.” But he isn’t expecting the story to be flattering.

“How can you expect a nice story from Vanity Fair?” he wondered.

[From Page Six]

Remember when Vanity Fair was supposed to do an exposé of Gwyneth Paltrow? That’s what this reminded me of. We heard about it for months and there were so many high hopes that VF would really take down Gwyneth. Graydon Carter ended up canceling the Gwyneth exposé after she called him, basically. I doubt a potential Melania exposé will have a similar fate though – Graydon Carter is really disgusted by the Trumps, and I suspect he will give Evgenia Peretz all of the time and resources needed to make this into a great article. Like, there are still so many question marks around Melania, but people rarely talk about those questions anymore… because we’re all too busy worrying about Emperor Bigly Fists. Melania has largely gotten a pass.

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  1. NotSoSocialButterfy says:

    (rubs palms together, simultaneously deviously and malevolently)

    • Megan says:

      I hope this happens. She is shady as hell.

    • Nancito says:

      Actually I feel sorry for Melania – she’s married to the Orange One, after all. So hasn’t she suffered enough? BTW I’m not American, so don’t be thinking that I’m on the Trump payroll, or some other equally horrendous situation.

  2. Pedro45 says:

    I am so here for this. Graydon Carter coined the phrase “short-fingered vulgarian” for Trump 30 years ago and it’s still the best description.

  3. adastraperaspera says:

    The only thing I ever want to see written about this person is the story with evidence that she was working in the U.S. illegally in the 90s and had her immigration status changed illegally by Tr*mp. It’s obvious that he hired her for the role of wife to project a “respectable” image and build a political career. Let’s have ICE show up at her door, if we’re so serious about getting out immigrants who didn’t follow the rules.

    • Susannah says:

      You haven’t seen her full frontal nude modeling pictures which the New York Post published twice in 2016? A bit shady, if not illegal

  4. Whatabout says:

    I actually wish it was on Ivanka and Jared. That would have me waiting at the mailbox.

  5. PunkyMomma says:

    I hope they succeed in getting this to press. Times like these, I miss Christopher Hitchen’s cutting snark in Vanity Fair.

    (Slightly OT — I’ve never seen Melania’s forehead before — her hairline seems pretty high.)

  6. Lightpurple says:

    Melania looked extremely uncomfortable in the pictures from Mar-a-lago last night. She was having trouble forcing her little smile and would drop it immediately. Either she knew about the pending attack and was so worried she couldn’t hide it or she really can’t handle these powerful diplomatic situations.

    • minx says:

      She’s probably miserable. I wonder if she really will move to D.C. after the school year.

  7. Claree says:

    My god – can you imagine being touched by that vile man? Sharing a bed with him? Kissing him? GAG GAG GAG GAG

    • Craven says:

      Some women will do anything for money and status. No sympathy from me. She made her bed, she can lie in it…literally.

    • Nameless says:

      There’s a story somewhere about how he’s embarrassed to be naked with Marla Maples so he’d wear a bathrobe if he was up and hide under the covers if they were in bed.

      There’s no amount of money worth being a trophy wife to some horrible rich guy. I’d rather clean toilets for money. (Which I have done.) I asked a question on Reddit if people would do sex stuff with Trump for $10,000 and a surprising number said yes.

    • zinjojo says:

      I think about that almost every time I see them together and then need to do something else immediately to bleach my brain. Gross, so gross.

    • Beth says:

      Even just seeing pictures of his tiny asshole shaped mouth makes me gag. The thought of someone actually kissing him gives me big time heaves. Sharing a bed with him….PUKE!
      It’s been said they don’t share a bed or room even when they’re in the same house. She must’ve been waking up screaming from nightmares of the thought of him next to her.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Whenever I hear her and Donald Trump mentioned together that’s one of the things I think about. So gross.

  8. d says:

    Low hanging fruit and will only serve to help Trump in the long run, no matter how much they despise him.

    • Elgin Marbles says:

      Not that low if she’s the first lady. Michelle Obama spent eight years being ridiculed for no reason. Melania may have a worthy skeleton or two in her closet. What’s wrong with having a peek?

  9. Mousyb says:

    I thought that Gwyneth piece was hearsay/blown out of proportion and wasnt really a ‘takedown’?? Either way, I’m totally here for a Melania expose, probably wont make any difference politically but if its anything like that Wendi Deng piece I cant wait!

  10. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Those Page Six quotes just reek of the Trumps trying to proactively discredit the Vanity Fair article before it’s even published–trying to get ahead of the story. There is no freaking way every single parent at her son’s school, every single neighbor, former fellow model, etc etc does nothing but sing her praises and refuses to blab.
    The most eyeroll inducing thing is their diehard supporters will absolutely believe she’s such a saint that everyone LUVS her and the big bad meanie Vanity Fair is just trying to invent dirt to pick on her because she’s such an ‘classy’ saint.

    • teacakes says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised – Page Six is part of the NYPost, which is a Tr*mp-supporting publication.

  11. Adrien says:

    Meh. Too easy.

  12. Adele Dazeem says:

    Am I the only one that will find the article a little…boring? I’m def not a Melania fan but I don’t get a deep well of anything vibe there. Like yes, she is a trophy wife with questionable immigration history and has had a lot of plastic surgery, nothing we don’t already know. She seems so private, what is she sharing with the school moms? This is not Big Little Lies lol. Frankly like a previous poster said, I think there is a lot more to dig up on her daughter in law.

  13. teacakes says:

    This is from Page Six. Page Six is part of the NY Post. Which is a publication that is openly pro-Tr*mp.

    Are we really surprised they’re trying to discredit the possible VF article?

  14. Beth says:

    In that picture of them coming off the plane, her belt looks like a belly bag and he’s wearing another one of his ridiculous too long ties. Both have silly fake smiles. Ugh

  15. Oxy says:

    Meh! She’s an easy target so I don’t think it will be that interesting tbh. Plus what will they reveal that hasn’t already been said, implied/deduced from all the gossip over the years.

    I don’t even think an Ivanka Trump hit piece would be that interesting either.

  16. Elgin Marbles says:

    Evegenia Peretz is fairly masterful at dragging celebs. It will be interesting to see what she comes up with.

  17. jana says:

    I feel no pity for women who marry for money…you get what you’re paid for.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      No pity here over Melania getting criticized by the public and dragged by the press for her support of her husband, but women or men who marry for money in general don’t get any contempt from me, because the idea that consenting adults who marry/ get with other consenting adults for reasons others don’t approve of deserve to be treated badly by who they’re with is problematic to say the least. For some people, income is going to be a priority in dating or marrying just like success, status, age, religion, or looks. Shallow or short-sighted? Probably. But not deserving of any sort of ‘punishment’ or anything like that.

  18. raincoaster says:

    Peretz is talented, but she is FAR from the most saber-toothed of VF’s contributors (she says, having contributed to VF).

  19. Mary says:

    Good. This plagiarist gold-digging bimbo with the fake college degree is an embarrassment to America.