Trump women in their stiletto heels: ‘Beautiful, horrifying’

Trump women in their stiletto heels: ‘Beautiful, horrifying’
Ivanka wrangles children at Mar-a-Lago in her signature heels. (Image: Screen grab of Celebrities TV video, YouTube)

[Ed. – The silly season is upon us.]

Six months in, and the Trump women are well on their way to normalizing the footwear of the beauty pageant. The Cinderella shoe fitted on the feet of all the Miss Teen USA’s and Miss Universes who ever beamed under the Trumpian gaze in contests of yore also is the shoe that average women can bear for only a few hours at weddings or proms, before casting them off, moaning and rubbing their soles.

Former Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley, a longtime friend of Melania Trump’s, believes that, other than the White House Easter Egg hunt on the lawn, Melania has not been photographed as first lady without her feet arched into one of two brands of towering high-heeled shoes that she favors, Manolo Blahniks or the 4.5-inch-heeled Oh So Kate by Christian Louboutin. …

So sure are they of their footing that the Trump women, rare political mountain goats, never even look down for obstacles that might break up their gait or send them sprawling. Toes pointed like ballerinas in them, they stroll from the tarmac to the Wailing Wall, cross the spongy White House lawn to Marine One, click around the halls of Congress and ascend rickety risers at “MAGA” rallies in Youngstown. …

But Talley believes the Trump women favor high heels because they were trained young in the “rigor” of wearing them—and because they look good. “It creates a tall, statuesque, almost ideal elegance,” Talley says, but also comes with an element of risk—which, mastered, further differentiates them from the average woman. …”

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