Designer: Will Not Dress Melania Trump, “Not My Image” Despite Making Custom Gown For Michelle (Video)

Designer: Will Not Dress Melania Trump, “Not My Image” Despite Making Custom Gown For Michelle (Video)

Tom Ford, considered to be one of America’s most talented and iconic fashion designers has reveled that he has no desire to dress soon to be First Lady Melania Trump in his clothes.

Ford stopped by The View on Wednesday to talk about his new film Nocturnal Animals, and also spent some time talking about first lady fashion, the Daily Mail reports.

‘We’ve got a new first lady, Melania Trump, and she’s quite beautiful, and she’s thin, she’s gonna look great in [your] clothes, no?’ host Joy Behar asked Ford at the top of the interview, clearly hoping to learn if Ford would consider working with the former model or had a strict ban.

A hesitant looking Ford paused for a moment before responding to the question, saying: ‘I don’t know. I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined.’

He then explained his reason for passing on the offer by stating: ‘Well, she’s not necessarily my image.’

Ford, 55, then told Behar and the other hosts that he would also not be dressing Melania while she was in the White House, saying his clothes are ‘too expensive’ for a first lady to wear because they have to ‘relate to everybody.’

His designer wears were not ‘too expensive’ for the current first lady though, who Ford outfitted in a custom-made ivory evening gown back in 2011 for a dinner with the royal family at Buckingham Palace. Ford even threw in a pair of gloves to round out the look.


Melaia Trump, left in October, Michelle Obama in Tom Ford on right in 2011

‘Michelle I dressed once when she was going to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen,’ said Ford when asked to comment on some of Michelle’s more expensive looks.

‘I thought that was appropriate and I was honored.’

When prodded a bit more about whether Melania should really stop wearing expensive clothes once her husband takes office, Ford simply said: ‘I’ll leave that to Melania.’

This is the second liberal designer to say that they would not dress Melania when she becomes First Lady.

In November, New York based Sophie Theallet, a fashion designer called for her fellow designers to follow her lead and refuse to “dress” the future first lady Melania Trump.

I highly doubt that future First Lady Melania Trump will have difficulty dressing herself, with or without a designer label.


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