Trends come and go, but one thing has remained a constant in the fashion world for decades.
Being on the cover of Vogue is a really big deal.
Melania Knauss knew it when she was a beaming bride-to-be in 2005, making her Vogue cover debut in the $100,000 Dior gown she wore when she married Donald Trump. In preparation, the Slovenian model had gone to Paris Fashion Week with the magazine's editor in chief, Anna Wintour, and then-editor at large André Leon Talley, who helped her pick out her wedding dress. Trump had even proposed on the way to the 2004 Met Gala, the extravagant Costume Institute benefit Wintour has chaired every year since 1995, giving his girlfriend of five years a 15-carat Graff diamond ring (that he claimed to have bagged at a steep discount but didn't).
The headline on the story inside the February 2005 issue was, "How to Marry a Billionaire." The spread, including photos, was 14 pages long.