First lady Melania Trump visits the Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., Apr. 5, 2017. Reuters

First lady Melania Trump has been notoriously elusive since her husband became president in November. Any glimpses into her private life have been ferociously devoured, and the latest come from her longtime friend, former Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley.

Talley assisted Trump with her 2005 wedding in Florida and recalled what the first lady was like during an interview with the Washington Post Wednesday.

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“When I helped her with her wedding trousseau, it was an assignment from Vogue and I flew with Melania…She went to all the great couture houses, and the great thing about Melania is her manners,” he said. “She was very impressive that the couture houses were very impressed that was not the arrogant Mrs. Trump…She was so impeccable in her manners, in the way she spoke to people and she was so charming.”

First lady Melania Trump watches students paint at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., Apr. 5, 2017. Reuters

Talley noted that the two had not spoken in 12 years.

“I can only say that was then,” he said. “And then I saw Melania in a bit after she was married and I’ve lost contact with her, so that was then.”

He went on to compliment her style and fashion choices as first lady, praising her outfits and ability to walk in sky-high heels. Talley also dispelled rumors that Trump was at all insecure or having choices made for her.

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“Melania is very selective and she chooses her looks carefully, and there’s obviously a great deal of preparation for the looks,” he said. “I think that she is indeed a very, very confident person and she chooses carefully for the clothes that look great on her. And it is always her choice.”

Trump has remained relatively quiet about her personal life. After her husband was repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct, she appeared in an interview with CNN to speak out.

“People talk about me like, ‘Oh, Melania, oh poor Melania,” she told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper in October. “People don’t really know me. I’m very strong. I can handle everything. Don’t feel sorry for me. Don’t feel sorry for me.”