Meet Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melania’s ex-friend writing a tell-all – Business Insider
- Stephanie Winston Wolkoff published a tell-all about her 15-year friendship with first lady Melania Trump on September 1.
- Wolkoff is the former special events planner for Vogue, and helped plan President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
- She was fired from the White House in 2018 after a scandal involving spending on the inauguration.
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The two met in 2003 when Wolkoff was director of special events for Vogue and Melania, then-girlfriend of Donald Trump, was seeking the help of Vogue journalist Andre Leon Talley in shaping her style, according to the book.
Source: “Melania and Me”
But just a year later, Wolkoff was let go from her position at the White House after reports that her company profited excessively from working on the inauguration.
Source: The New York Times
Wolkoff has also told The Washington Post that the first lady used a private email account when she first moved to DC, drawing comparisons to Hillary Clinton’s private server that Trump criticized during his 2016 campaign.
“Melania and I both didn’t use White House emails,” Wolkoff told The Post.