In all cases, fashion became a proxy for the lightning rod that is the Trump name — and possibly its casualty.
So when Mrs. Trump got drawn into the cross-fire, it seemed only natural. The first lady has already, in fact, been involved in an assortment of Melania-branded ventures, and she remains listed as the chief executive of a domestic business corporation registered with the New York State Department of State and headquartered at 725 Fifth Avenue. Though her office said the company was no longer doing business, it was formerly the licensing vehicle for her QVC jewelry line, introduced in 2010 (originally mentioned in her White House bio but now deleted) and her skin care line, which made its debut in 2013, both of which are no longer in existence. While that corporation is on effective hiatus, it could easily be revived when Mrs….