The latest on the Melania Trump news is that as much as the likes of Tommy Hilfiger wants to dress her as First Lady of the United States, there are those who clearly didn’t want their brands associated with a Trump.
It can be said that the current first lady, Michelle Obama, is a tough act to follow as her dresses reflected her personal elegant style and her political stands. She has helped a number of up-and-coming designers such as Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Sophie Theallet, who came from diverse backgrounds and lineages. The Obama administration was certainly a golden age for the fashion industry, especially for the young and new talents.
Who wants to be part of Melania Trump news and dress her?
When her husband, President-Elect Donald Trump, won in November, one of the biggest Melania Trump news is who will dress her as first lady. As the wife of a billionaire, she won’t have trouble getting her hands on many designer clothes, but first ladies don’t wear off-the-rack dresses traditionally, and the Trumps know better than to divert from tradition at this point.
Luckily, there are the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, Thom Browne, Marcus Wainwright (Rag & Bone), and Joseph Altuzarra who decided they could dress up Trump. Most of them agreed to dressing her up as a respect to the position she will be holding officially come January. Some of them said the fashion industry is more about inclusivity than political beliefs.
Who’s saying no to Melania Trump?
Still, the likes of Tom Ford, Derek Lam, Sophie Theallet, Humberto Leon, and Marc Jacobs have outrightly rejected being part of the Melania Trump news. Most of them don’t see themselves working with the Trump presidency, whose campaign espoused racism, sexism, and xenophobia.
Theallet, for her part, even encouraged other designers to follow her lead. But none was more aggressive in opposing the first lady than designer Marc Jacobs, who said, as quoted by WWD, that he had no “interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump” and that he would rather focus his energy into helping “those who will be hurt by Trump and his supporters.”
Clearly, whoever will dress up the first lady will come on top of the Melania Trump news.