Vogue magazine missed the trend: Middle Eastern tyrants are out this season. (Syria)
“Maybe it takes a fashion dictator to know a fashionable dictator. How else to explain Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s decision this month to publish a 3,000-word paean to that “freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,” Syria’s Asma al-Assad?” WSJ
” No matter. The only feet that seem to interest Vogue writer Joan Juliet Buck are the manicured toes of the first lady. Mrs. Assad reveals a “flash of red soles,” we’re told, as she darts about with “energetic grace.”
“The red soles are an allusion to the signature feature of Christian Louboutin designer heels—easily $700 a pair—that Mrs. Assad favors. (Mr. Louboutin, says Vogue, visits Damascus to buy silk brocade, and he owns an 11th-century palace in Aleppo.) ”
Ms. Weiss and Mr. Feith are assistant editorial features editors at The Journal.