Vogue Italia (February 2017 Issue)
First daughter Tiffany Trump‘s appearance at Fashion Week didn’t go quite to plan — she was dissed by fashion editors and had to leave early to avoid Madonna, an outspoken critic of her father.
Tiffany was a guest at Monday’s Philipp Plein show at the New York Public Library, confirmed at the last minute and was escorted to her front-row seat by Secret Service.
We’re told seats next to her were kept open for Plein’s girlfriend and family.
One overzealous editor saw the empty seats and tweeted, “Seating s–t show at Philipp Plein because no editors want to sit near Tiffany Trump. SHOCKER.”
But observers said the seats next to Tiffany, who was there with her fashion designer friend Andrew Warren, were quickly filled.
Meanwhile, Tiffany was more concerned about avoiding Madonna — who held up the show for an hour because she arrived late and was seated across the room from the president’s daughter.
Madonna gave a controversial speech against the president during the Women’s March in Washington, DC, saying she “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
While there was a swanky dinner after the show, which featured performances by Nas and The Kills, Tiffany left immediately after the show in order to avoid the singer.
“She left discreetly before the dinner because Madonna hasn’t been so nice to her and her father,” says the source.
Saluting NY and Philipp Plein for your very generous donation to @raisingmalawi. Well Done on your first Show in The big 🍎. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻💯🌺💯🌺💯🌺💯🌺💯🌺💯 🌺💯♥️
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Madonna with Steven Klein and Kylie Jenner at Phillip Plein’s show on New York’s Fashion Week (February 13 2017)
*Update* 4th Madonna Vogue Italia cover has been revealed:
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Good Morning World!! 🌎🌏🌍! So lucky to have worked on the last issue of Italian Vogue with The amazing and inspiring Franca Sozzani 🦄 @stevenkleinstudio
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NBC has revealed that Madonna will be a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”.
Thursday, February 16: Guests include Madonna, Robert Irwin and musical guest Rag’n’Bone Man. Show 626
Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection Limited Edition Blue/White Marble And Gold Vinyl is now available at Amazon.com
I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family. I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time. 🙏🏻 Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and Love! 💘🦋🦋🌺🌼🌸🦋🦋🙏🏻🙏🏻✈️✈️😂🤣🦋🦋♥️🌺🎈♥️
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Madonna was asked “uncomfortable questions” by a judge in Malawi during the pop star’s successful application to adopt more children from the southern African country, according to a court document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
Judge Fiona Mwale detailed her reasons for letting Madonna adopt the 4-year-old twin girls in a ruling on Tuesday, saying she was satisfied that Madonna “is motivated by her desire to offer a home, love, protection and guidance to the infants.”
Madonna, who has two other adopted children from Malawi, previously described reports of a new adoption process as false, saying she was in the country for charity work. She filed for adoption in a high court in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, on Jan. 25, court and government officials said.
The Associated Press last month reported that the pop star was seeking the adoption, but at the time she denied that any such proceeding was underway.
“The petitioner is a professional performer and I guarded myself against the danger of her merely reciting a well-rehearsed speech by asking her some rather uncomfortable questions to which she gave very candid answers,” Mwale said in her ruling.
“There is no doubt that the petitioner can offer the infants not only the best education money can buy, but also guidance with a high likelihood of ensuring that the two infants grow to be self-sufficient adults,” the judge said.
Mwale said she didn’t challenge Madonna, 58, on Malawi’s residency requirements for adoption, saying the country’s Supreme Court of Appeal had addressed the issue in the pop star’s previous adoption.
“In determining her motives, I questioned the petitioner at length about the impact of her decision which could be construed as robbing Malawi of its most precious resource, its children,” the judge wrote.
Madonna said the children will keep their birth names as part of an effort to preserve their identity as Malawians, and a Malawian carer will travel with the children to the United States to ease their transition, according to the ruling.
The twins were delivered by Caesarean section and the mother died within a week because of complications from the birth, the court document said. The children have five older siblings and the father, who was at the Jan. 25 court hearing attended by Madonna, had remarried and was unable to provide for all his dependants, it said.
In 2006, Madonna founded the charity Raising Malawi to address the poverty and hardship endured by the country’s orphans and vulnerable children.
In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of exaggerating her contributions to the impoverished country and unreasonably demanding special treatment during a tour there. The pop star denied the accusations. On a visit to Malawi in late 2014, she met newly elected President Peter Mutharika as well as the father of her adopted, Malawi-born son.
Mwale noted that the pop star has raised $7.5 million for her latest project in Malawi, the construction of a pediatric surgery ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. The ward is scheduled to open early next year.
Madonna has been granted permission to adopt two more children from Malawi, a court spokesperson has announced.
The country’s High Court made the ruling today.
The singer already has two children from the African country – David, adopted in 2006, and Mercy, adopted in 2009.
Malawian judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula said the singer was inside the court in Lilongwe when the ruling was given.
“In fact, at the time we were granting her the permission she was in the courtroom with her lawyers,” Mr Mvula said.
But less than two weeks ago Madonna denied reports she’d applied to adopt any more children, during a charity visit to Malawi.
On 25 January, a Malawian government spokesperson told news outlets the 58-year-old singer had appeared in court and had “filed an application expressing interest” to adopt two children.
But Madonna said she was only there for charity purposes.
“The rumours of an adoption process are untrue,” she said in a statement.
“I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home.”
Madonna founded the children’s charity Raising Malawi in 2006, the same year she adopted David.
Last summer she took David and Mercy to visit the orphanages where they lived before being adopted.
The star has two other children – Lourdes and Rocco – from previous relationships.