Several big-name designers, including French label owner, Sophie Thealett and Tom Ford, who have dressed outgoing FLOTUS, Michelle Obama during her time, have hopped off the presidential train as the Trumps roll in.
“As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom, and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associate myself in any way with the next First Lady,” Thealett said in an open letter. “The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by.”
So, with an official call for the fashion boycotts of all fashion boycotts, who will dress the soon-to-be First Lady come Inauguration Day? According to reports, iconic American designer, Ralph Lauren, who styled Melania during the elections, will be stitching her up for the inauguration, alongside the man behind the Chanel and Fendi brand, Karl Lagerfeld. Winning duo, we say.
However, the spokesperson for Chanel denied any involved with the incoming First Family, stating, “Chanel has not been contacted by the new administration,” and had no further comment on the subject.
Whoever will really be dressing Mrs. Trump, designer, Tom Ford advices she “should be wearing clothes at a price point that are accessible to most Americans, and wearing clothes made in America.” He goes on to say, “My clothes are made in Italy, they’re very, very expensive. I don’t think most women or men in our country can relate to that, and I think the First Lady or the president should represent all people.”
We’ll just have to wait and see!