Tom Ford May be Out of Reach for The First Lady

Daydreaming about the most exquisite designers is part of a daily routine for any fashion lover. And although we may have to forgo buying pieces from some of our favourite high-end designers, you would think that the First Lady wouldn’t have the same problem, right? Well, not necessarily.

Following Trump’s electoral win, several designers, including Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet, have declined to personally dress Melania. Tom Ford has recently joined this group.

“I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined; she’s not necessarily my image,” he said. He further explained that “even had Hillary won she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes, they’re too expensive. They’re not artificially expensive, it’s how much it costs to make these things. I think the first lady has to relate to anybody.”

While the era of Michelle Obama welcomed multiple collaborations from various designers, Melania may not have the same relationship with the fashion industry. However, it is unlikely that this will impact Trump’s political agenda, though a Twitter war is not out of the question.

There are no rules that state that the First Lady has to be dressed by a designer, and this is only something that has been done based on tradition. By the looks of things at the moment, however, Melania will not be following suit.

Regardless, who can top Jackie Kennedy’s impeccable style, anyway?


Information accredited to CNBC.

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