Tom Ford: I won’t dress Melania Trump

Fashion designer Tom Ford has stuck his nose up at the future First Lady of the United States, but who in the entertainment and fashion business hasn’t?

Back in 2008, designers were swarming to gain favor with the First Family to have the chance to dress Michelle Obama, but this time the traffic is streaming away from the White House.

Tom Ford recently appeared on The View and he weighed in on the trend of cry-baby stars bullying the former model and wife of President-elect Donald Trump.

He said that he had been asked to dress Melania Trump “quite a few years ago,” but he declined because “she’s not necessarily my image.”

Ford is a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton (obviously) in the US presidential election last month, but he added that had she won, he would not have wanted her to wear his clothes either.

He said that “they’re (his clothes) too expensive,” adding that the president should “relate to everybody.”

Note: Check out our list of celebrity Hillary Clinton supporters in the gallery above.

Last month, designer Sophie Theallat – who dressed Michelle Obama on occasion – wrote an open letter to her colleagues saying she won’t do the same for Melania Trump. She then went on to urge her peers to sheepishly follow the trend she set.

“The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by,” she wrote in between deep conversations with models.

Designer Cynthia Rowley did not follow the trends and said the whole issue is “somewhat irrelevant,” before adding, “Checking someone’s ethical beliefs before they’re allowed to purchase, sets up an exclusionary dynamic that feeds into the exact mentality that is preventing us from moving forward in a positive direction.”


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