Ivanka Trump Raises Conflict of Interest Questions Over Sale of Bracelet She Wore on '60 Minutes'
Ivanka Trump has come under fire for peddling a bracelet she wore during her family’s 60 Minutes interview, her father's first since winning the election.
Right after the segment aired Sunday, someone on Ivanka’s staff sent out a press release promoting the $10,800 bracelet with the headline: "Style Alert.”
A New York Times article about possible conflicts of interest noted: “Even Ivanka Trump turned her appearance on Sunday on 60 Minutes — with her father — into a marketing opportunity."
A spokesperson for Trump’s eldest daughter blamed the press release on a “a well-intentioned marketing employee at one of our companies who was following customary protocol, and who, like many of us, is still making adjustments post-election.
"We are proactively discussing new policies and procedures with all of our partners going forward.”
Meanwhile, the fashion world has its eye on first-lady-to-be Melania Trump as a Vanity Fair article speculates whether "Melania will pose a challenge for the fashion world" due to her husband's politics.
Designer Jeremy Scott told the magazine: "I’m going to give Melania the benefit of the doubt. She looks good in clothes. She wears them well, she’s got a good figure. I don’t know if it will have the same meaning for people. What I love about Michelle [Obama] is her personality. Her beauty is so much more about who she is and what she does. Obviously [Melania] looks great, but I can’t divorce it from who she is. I don’t know Melania. We don’t know Melania.”
While questions remain about whether the fashion world would boycott the Trumps, a Times story contends, “not one designer said they would not dress Mrs. Trump if she asked.”