Ivanka Trump strangely excludes Kimberly Guilfoyle from a wedding photo

Ivanka Trump has left people on social media both mystified and amused by her decision to remove her brother Kimberly Guilfoyle’s fiancée from a photo she shared on social media of her and other women from the Trump family at Tiffany Trump’s wedding on Saturday.

Ivanka Trump served as her half-sister’s matron of honor for her wedding to billionaire Michael Boulos at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. At one point, she posed for a photo with Tiffany, in a sparkling white dress by Elie Saab, and other women in her family – Lara Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany’s mother, Marla Maples and Kimberly Guilfoyle. All of the women except Guilfoyle were dressed in pastels or soft shades of white and mauve. Guilfoyle, far left, was the outlier in a black dress, with excessively wide puff sleeves.

In a version of the photo that Ivanka Trump shared on Twitter and Instagram, Guilfoyle was edited out and people wondered why.

For her part, the former senior White House adviser appeared to be channeling Grace Kelly from the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film “To Catch a Thief.” Like Kelly, Ivanka Trump wore a one-shoulder sky blue dress with layers of chiffon. Some thought Ivanka didn’t quite nail the look:

As for Guilfoyle’s little black dress, didn’t it fit Ivanka Trump’s idea of ​​the appropriate color palette for her little sister’s wedding? Did the matron of honor also send a message stating that she did not approve of women wearing black – a color associated with funerals – at weddings?

Some people joked that Guilfoyle was channeling Maleficent or other fictional villains in her choice of dress, or that she wore black as a sign of mourning for Republican losses in the midterm elections.

One thing Ivanka Trump and those pranksters should perhaps realize is that it has become acceptable for women to wear black to weddings. That’s according to wedding etiquette expert Elaine Swann, in an interview with Brides magazine last year. In fact, some brides themselves wear black, as it is considered chic and elegant. Guests should simply “avoid wearing clothes that are too low-cut, too short, or too tight,” Swann told Brides.

Perhaps Ivanka Trump was sending another message by cropping Guilfoyle from her photo. She just might not be crazy about Trump Jr.’s future wife, as some have suggested.

Ivanka Trump could also have passively and aggressively let the world know that the former Fox News host is still not a genuine member of the Trump family. This is a theory advanced by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the ex-best friend of Melania Trump.

Then again, Ivanka Trump was photographed later Saturday night with Guilfoyle looking friendly at the reception, an image that inspired more jokes.

People also wondered why Ivanka Trump didn’t have a problem with sister-in-law Lara Trump’s dress, and its endless sleeves:

Real family member or not, Guilfoyle has become one of the most controversial members of Trump’s inner circle. The ex-wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom and former first lady of San Francisco has become one of the most outspoken supporters of Trumpian politics.

Guilfoyle has regularly joined Trump Jr., to run for the 2020 presidential election or for candidates backed by the former president. She also helped the former president foment his election denialism, including at the rally ahead of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Ivanka Trump has always been more discreet about her politics in an effort to appear as pleasant as possible to a more mainstream audience. CNN also reported that she had no plans to leave her comfortable new life in Miami with her husband, Jared Kushner and three children, to join a possible Trump 2024 campaign. father in the White House if he wins a second term.

“(Ivanka) would never return to this life,” a person close to Ivanka Trump and the Trump family told CNN White House correspondent Kate Bennett. “She knows it’s not something that would serve her or her family at this point.”

Another person told Bennett that Ivanka Trump was “done” with Washington “since the day she left” in January 2021 and “hasn’t changed.”

Guilfoyle, on the other hand, is chomping at the bit to help Trump return to power, according to CNN. Guilfoyle could get his wish on Tuesday, with Trump likely announcing Tuesday that he will seek re-election, his longtime adviser Jason Miller said on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast on Friday, Insider reported.

Jack C. Nugent