Donald Trump – Clothier Extraordinaire
Donald … ummm … Trump is the leading designer? Do I need to burn my Armani to fit in now??
YOU probably didn’t notice, what with all the excitement about the return of “Project Runway,” the release of a survey by a marketing company last week noting that Donald J. Trump had beat out Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan as one of the most trusted fashion names in America. That’s right: Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, television star, hair aesthete and confessed “germ freak.” Even the editors of Women’s Wear Daily seemed to be in a state of disbelief, since their report of the news was buried on the inside.
Donald Trump ranks high with consumers.
It couldn’t be true. Mr. Armani has worked his fingers to the bone to be a world-renowned designer; spent a fortune advancing the idea too. And what about Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and those boys – what are their names? – Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana? They don’t even make the list. Shut out of America. Ignored. Trumped. It’s true.