Tom Ford Refuses to Dress Melania Trump & You Won’t Believe Why
BY: NISHA THOMAS
While designer Tommy Hilfiger has said that every designer in this country should be honored to dress the future First Lady of our nation, Melania Trump, it seems that famous designer Tom Ford completely disagrees with his statements.
Speaking on his reasoning for not wanting to dress Trump anytime soon, Ford said:
“I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined. She’s not necessarily my image.”
Even though the 55-year-old fashion mogul has identified himself as a Democrat who’d allegedly voted for Hillary Clinton in this 2016 election, he did say that he was “sad and disappointed” at what he’d considered to be an unfortunate lost.
However, even though he was upset about her loss, he did make it clear that his personal political views had absolutely nothing to do with his choice of having no desire to dress Presidential-elect Donald Trump’s wife.
Instead, Ford says that he’d felt that the First Lady should be dressing in a way that relates to the people of the Unites States.
“Had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes — they’re too expensive,” he said. “And I don’t mean that in a bad way. They’re not artificially expensive — it’s how much it costs to make these things. But I think to relate to everybody, you shouldn’t be necessarily wearing [expensive clothes].”
And though Ford had dressed Michelle Obama in the past, he said he only chose to do so for a very special occasion. “Michelle I dressed once — when she was going to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen,” he said. “And that I thought was appropriate.”
Ford hasn’t been the only designer who has stood strongly in his stance against dressing the future FLOTUS. Diane von Furstenberg told WWD that she believes Melania “deserves the respect of any First Lady before her. ”
Sophie Theallet even took the initiative to post an open letter via Twitter saying she would not be lending her clothes to dress the next First Lady.
“As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady,” Theallet wrote. “The rhetoric of racism, sexism and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by.”
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