First Lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka Trump were attacked for wearing high heels in a Newsweek piece.
In the piece, which was titled “Melania, Ivanka, and Ivana Trump Wear High Heels, a Symbol of Everything That Is Beautiful and Horrifying About Them,” author Nina Burleigh wrote that high heels are out of fashion, but the Trump women still wear them.
She said that’s because the they are primarily concerned with appearing attractive to men, not wearing comfortable footwear.
“Historically, the Trumpian women’s shoe of choice was invented not for women but for aristocratic men, men who would never have to work, and who didn’t have to walk much but were carried in litters or carriages,” Burleigh wrote. “Paintings of Louis XIV, the Sun King, show him sporting red-soled heels, posing with one foot forward and pointed out— much like Ivana and Ivanka Trump in countless photographs over the years.”