Rudy Giuliani, Marla Maples and Dr. Ruth was among the eclectic mix of guests to attend the New York Fashion Week show by Zang Toi on Saturday.
Giuliani’s appearance on the catwalk show was a total surprise, according to Toi. He told Women’s clothing daily that President Donald Trump’s private lawyer was having lunch with his friend, David Newsb, Fox News, when he decided to attend the presentation.
“Giuliani heard David come to my show and said he wanted to come too,” Toi said, adding, “He told me after the show that he had a lot of fun.”
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Guest: Rudy Giuliani made a surprising appearance on Saturday during the Zang Toi New York Fashion Week show. Donald Trump’s personal lawyer posed for photos with the designer backstage
Stars in the first row: President Trump’s second ex-wife, Marla Maples, also attended the show
The former mayor of New York City seemed to be in a good mood when he took pictures with both the designer and the fans during the show, which took place a few days after the acquittal of Trump in his trial of depositing the Senate.
Although many designers have made it clear that they are anti-Trump, Toi seems to have embraced all members of the inner circle of the Republican president.
Maples, Trump’s second ex-wife, is a close friend and fervent proponent of the designer.
“Marla, she’s my biggest fan,” Toi told WWD.
All dressed up: the former mayor of New York, 75, wore a navy suit with an American flag pin on the lapel of his jacket
All smiles: Giuliani seemed excited during the show, which took place only a few days after the acquittal of Trump in his deposition against the Senate
And she is not the only ex of the president who has a close relationship with the designer.
Toi said that since 1995 he has dressed the president’s first wife, Ivana Trump, and that she is one of his “most loyal customers and friends.”
He also noted that Trump’s only daughter with Ivana – Ivanka – modeled ‘five times’ for him.
Maples, 56, went to Instagram the day after the show to share images of themselves posing with Toi backstage.
Suggest a pose: Maples, 56, went to Instagram the day after the show to share images of themselves posing with Toi backstage
Fast friends: perhaps the most surprising companion in the front row was former supermodel Carol Alt (left) and the famous sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer (right)
“Well, nowadays it takes a lot to get me on a pair of high heels … and even more to prevent me from falling off. But my friend # ZangToi show was worth it because he shared the heart of fashion # NYC style, “she endorsed the clip. “A great way to spend a Saturday night.”
Maples has been a fixture in the shows of the designer for years, who have become a who’s who of the Republican party.
In February 2019, she was in the front row with Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer, her former stepson Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle.
“I have Donald Trump Jr. never met until recently. Kimberly Guilfoyle brought him to the [last] show. I think working-class America can resonate with them because they are not conceited, “Toi told WWD.
Matching: Alt, 59 and Dr. Ruth, 91, coincidentally agreed in their bright red tops while sitting side by side at the fall 2020 show
Old friends: Maples and Alt took a photo together while being interviewed backstage
Throwback: Toi said Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, were “so sad” they had to miss his show. Last February they were in the front row with Bill Hemmer and Maples
“Don Jr. and Kimberly were so sad that they couldn’t come this time, “he added. “Both were main speakers for their father in Reno, Nevada. They work so hard on behalf of their father. Even with all their money, they travel coach class. “
Toi sent many showstopping pieces over the runway, including a white cape with the city skyline in black and a pink and red dress with a button-down top and a full skirt.
The most surprising companion in the front row of the show is possibly former supermodel Carol Alt and the famous sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
Alt, 59, and Dr. Ruth, 91, coincidentally agreed in their bright red tops while sitting side by side during the fall 2020 show.
Striking look: Toi sent many showstopping pieces over the runway, including a white cape with the city skyline in black
Designs: Other looks include a black frock with sequins on the bodice (left) and a royal blue and pink dress along the runway (right)
Valentine’s Day: Another striking piece was a pink and red dress with a button-down top and a full skirt
Although Alt has defended Trump in the past, Ruth, a Holocaust, was shocked when the Trump administration separated refugee children from their parents and had them caged.
Her indignation was what inspired her to begin to become politics and her Hulu documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth, to be filmed describing her life as a Holocaust survivor.
“I’m not talking about politics – except nowadays I’ve changed my mind,” she told the Daily Beast in June.
“I stand up to express how angry I am when I see children separated from their parents – because that is my story, from my life – and also how angry I am about the issue of abortion and the issue of family planning, because that is what I have worked on all my professional life. In a sense, it all fits together and I can express my philosophy. ”