A LOVELY FIRST LADY
She wears a simple black blazer and matching neck scarf, her arms are crossed, her gaze steady. The White House released the first official portrait of first lady Melania Trump on Monday — and it is very nice indeed. Mrs. Trump, who spent years as a high-fashion model, looks both dignified and beautiful, standing before one of the arch-topped lunette windows located in the private residence of the White House.
“I am honored to serve in the role of first lady, and look forward to working on behalf of the American people over the coming years,” Mrs. Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.
Global media coverage was instant, and most of it was neutral — the image appears to speak for itself. But of course, there was a predictable gaggle of critical scribes who descended to various social media sites to wonder if the photo had been airbrushed, or if Mrs. Trump should have worn her diamond engagement ring. Vogue magazine offered an interesting take — equating both the camera pose and the backdrop to Nancy Reagan’s in a previous era.
Mrs. Trump’s many fans were there for her, however. Among the many positive reactions on Twitter: “I am so proud of her,” “absolutely stunning” and “what a beautiful first lady we have.”
The White House released first lady Melania Trump’s official portrait Monday. “I am honored to serve in the role of first lady,” Mrs. Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.