Over the past few days, viral photos of Tiffany Trump apparently sitting alone at Philipp Plein’s New York Fashion Week show have circulated throughout the internet.
But according to Christina Binkley, the former Wall Street Journal columnist who took the pictures and tweeted them out, Trump wasn’t alone for more than two minutes. Binkley told The Huffington Post the story behind her photos in an emailed statement (first seen here) on Thursday.
“The two empty seats, which were between Tiffany and me, were almost immediately filled by other guests,” she said. “Then Philipp Plein executives arrived and asked those people (including a famous creative director) to move so that Philipp’s sister and girlfriend could sit there. They ended up being highly coveted seats. Then the show started.”
Nobody wants to sit next to Tiffany Trump at Philipp Plein, so they moved and the seats by her are empty. pic.twitter.com/XcxNYI6Kf8— Christina Binkley (@BinkleyOnStyle) February 14, 2017
Empty seats next to Tiffany Trump. pic.twitter.com/axvYJAFupl— Christina Binkley (@BinkleyOnStyle) February 14, 2017
According to previous tweets since made private, Elle’s senior fashion editor Nikki Ogunnaike said editors were “fleeing” so they wouldn’t have to sit near Trump. But Binkley told HuffPost she can’t speak for fellow attendees.
“I don’t know where the two women moved who vacated their seats, and I can’t explain their reasons other than what they said as they left,” she said. “Tiffany was surrounded by photographers and chatting with her friends who were seated with her.”
But if Tiffany does want someone to sit next to her at the next NYFW, Whoopi Goldberg kindly volunteered her services earlier this week.
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