American designer Tom Ford said in an interview last Wednesday on “The View” that he refuses to dress the soon to be First Lady Melania Trump saying: “Well, she’s not necessarily my image”, and he added “I was asked to dress her a few years ago and I declined”.
Ford, 55, confessed that his opinion hasn’t changed; “The First Lady – other than the fact that I’m a Democrat and voted for Hillary Clinton and am very sad and disappointed that she’s not in the office – even had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes”, the designer andNocturnal Animals continued “And I don’t mean that in a bad way. My clothes are not artificially expensive. It’s how much it costs to make these things. But I think to relate to everybody, the First Lady shouldn’t be wearing my clothes. They’re too expensive” he explained. According to Fox News, the high-end designer added that he doesn’t believe any First Lady or woman in power should wear his designs because that can cost upward of $5,000.
With that being said, The View’s co-host Joy Behar pointed out that Ford did dress First Lady Michelle Obama. The designer defended his decision to dress Michelle Obama, saying he only did it once when she went to a dinner at Buckingham Palace with the Queen. “That, I thought, was appropriate, and it was an honor.”
According to the Daily Mail, Ford isn’t the first designer to refuse to dress the soon to be First Lady Of The United States of America. France-based designer, Sophia Theallet, who’s looks have proven to be a favourite of the current First Lady over the past eight years, said in an open letter released after the election that she would not dress Melania Trump and hoped other designers would follow suit.