If you recall, it wasn’t too long ago when designers were saying that they weren’t going to design for first lady Melania Trump and that other designers shouldn’t do so as well. well it seems that it fell through.
According to the New York Post, several major designers have expressed their willingness — in fact, their eagerness — to dress Melania Trump for the inauguration of her husband as the 45th president of the United States.
“While Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs have declared that they wouldn’t want her in their pricey duds, there are plenty other designers who would kill to get their designs on her, says socialite and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, who rubbed elbows with the Trumps at Mar-a-Lago during the New Year’s Eve fete there,” the Post wrote.
“Shafiroff, whose own closet is filled with Oscar de la Renta, tells The Post that Zac Posen, B. Michael America, Victor de Souza and Zang Toi would all be thrilled to dress America’s first lady,” the paper added.
“Any designer who dresses her will get enormous press,” Shafiroff told the newspaper.
While that is a rather impressive designer list, Melania and Donald Trump’s people have been relatively quiet on just who she will be wearing on Jan. 20. She’s known to favor Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci, but she could go outside those major names.
Perhaps the great thing about this, though, is how thoroughly the narratives of so many anti-Trump fashion designers have been completely destroyed by the incoming first lady’s surfeit of sartorial choices.
Tom Ford, the designer turned director who told “The View” that he “voted for Hillary and am very sad and disappointed that she’s not in office” — was the biggest name refusing to dress the future first lady.
“I was asked to dress (Melania Trump) quite a few years ago and I declined … She’s not necessarily my image,” Ford said.
Either way, it looks like no one suffered a major loss from this, especially not Melania Trump.