It certainly couldn’t be because he dislikes her husband’s politics. That would be petty.
No, that can’t be it.
Remember when Michelle’s designer, Sophie Theallet, issued her statement that she wouldn’t dress Melania? It looks like Theallet isn’t alone.
Tom Ford, iconic fashion designer, and former creative director for both Gucci and Yves St. Laurent was on ‘The View‘ and spoke about his refusal to dress Melania Trump.
‘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.
The price of the dress was never given since it was one-of-a-kind, but Ford’s gowns tend to start around $5,000, with many of his evening looks being priced in the five-figure range…
…Ford’s womenswear line fast became a hit with A-list celebrities and high-society ladies, who had no problem dropping $11,000 on one of the designer’s sequined gowns or a comparatively reasonable $2,200 for a black sleeveless dress.
Ford also did his best to make sure his designs were not overexposed, which may explain why he refused to dress Melania back in the day.
Read more: Daily Mail
Ford says it’s because his clothes are ‘too expensive’.
It’s not that he would lose the Hollywood market if he dared dress the woman married to Donald Trump.
To be fair, Ford did say that he wouldn’t have dressed Hillary had she won. (But then, how creative can you get when designing pantsuits?)
Then, Mr. Ford, please explain dressing Michelle for her visit to see the Queen?
You live in London, and wouldn’t it be an honor?
Or is it that you just don’t like her politics?
What do YOU think? Let us know in the comments.