- The list included politicians like French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte
- Melania Trump, a former model who's worn designers including Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, was not on the list
- Designer Hervé Pierre, behind Trump's Inauguration gown and other looks, was included
The list included Barack and Michelle Obama; French President Emmanuel Macron and his, wife Brigitte; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and John F. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg. Hervé Pierre, a designer first lady Melania Trump has worn on multiple occasions, including her Inaugural gown, made the list, although Trump, herself, did not.
The Obamas have spent most of the year out of the public eye, and the photos of the couple used in Vanity Fair's gallery are from past state dinners in 2015 and 2016. Their most notable look of the year, according to the list, was a white Club Monaco top and custom BCBG olive-green pants paired with a gold Elizabeth and James Connolly cuff worn by Michelle and a blue shirt, navy trousers, and desert boots worn by the former president in Siena, Italy. The Obamas vacationed in Siena in May.
The Macrons' most memorable look, according to the list, was a navy suit for President Macron and powder-blue dress and jacket by Louis Vuitton for his wife, worn to Macron's inauguration, while Schlossberg's was a black suit and gray, camouflage-patterned tie worn at the Met Gala. Trudeau's was mismatched R2-D2 and C-3PO socks worn during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Ireland, who gifted him with socks and an Ireland rugby union shirt in July.
Melania Trump's exclusion from the list was noted by conservative news outlets including the Daily Caller and Breitbart. Trump, a former model, has worn clothing from designers including Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana.
Designers, including Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, have said they would not dress Trump, while others have come to her defense. Stefano Gabbana has posted photos of Trump on Instagram, tagging them with the hashtags #melaniatrump and #DGWoman. And designer Thom Browne told Surface
magazine dressing the first lady shouldn't be political.
"I think it's unfortunate, the response that the current first lady (Melania Trump) got from designers in regards to dressing her," he said. "We all should respect the office, and it shouldn't become a political thing. The appreciation of what you do is what it should be. Dressing (Donald Trump) would be one thing. But with her, I think it's different."