Top Designers Refuse to Dress Incoming First Lady

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Top Designers Refuse to Dress Incoming First Lady

Alex Vaughn, Writer

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For months coming up to Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, designers have been refusing to dress Trump’s wife Melania because of her husband’s politics. Fashion designer Sophie Theallet made headlines and started the “trend” in joining arms with other designers such as Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford to not protest against designing for Melania Trump.

Even though many high end designers refuse to dress Melania, it does not mean the upcoming First Lady will be without designer clothing as long as Trump is in office. Anti-Trump designers are aware that she can still purchase and wear their designs, even if they do not approve.

Since controversy surrounding Melania Trump was sparked, designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein said they would be more than happy to dress Mrs. Trump. Various designers have even said that part of the structure of the fashion industry is to promote inclusiveness, and that Mrs. Trump deserves the respect any other prior First Lady has received. Going forward, designer Carolina Herrera expresses a message of hope for the upcoming First Lady, believing that designers will come around and reach out to Mrs. Trump after a few month’s time.

 

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