Meet designers wiling to dress Melania Trump for husband’s inauguration

The hottest fashion question of the moment today is; which designer(s) would dress the incoming First Lady of America, Melania Trump? In an industry t

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The hottest fashion question of the moment today is; which designer(s) would dress the incoming First Lady of America, Melania Trump? In an industry that swung heavily and vocally Hillary Clinton’s way during the presidential election, many like Tom Ford, Christian Siriano, Derek Lam, Philip Lim, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet, are avoiding the question like the plague. These set of designers have been unequivocal on their insistence to not have anything to do with Melania style wise and they each stated their reasons for taking that stand. But there are a few others who will readily offer their services should they be called upon. These set of designers have voiced their thoughts on where they stand.

 

“Donald Trump was elected and he will be our president. Melania deserves the respect of any first lady before her. Our role as part of the fashion industry is to promote beauty, inclusiveness, diversity. We should each be the best we can be and influence by our example.”
Diane von Furstenberg

 

“Yes I would dress Melania. I think she is a beautiful woman who would make any designer’s clothes look great.”
– Tommy Hilfiger

 

“In the midst of this heated debate, the question actually seems somewhat irrelevant. She can simply purchase whatever she wants, so how can we control it? Just because she’s shown wearing a designer does not mean that designer is endorsing her, her husband or any of their beliefs. Checking someone’s ethical beliefs before they’re allowed to purchase, sets up an exclusionary dynamic that feeds into the exact mentality that is preventing us from moving forward in a positive direction. Some people say fashion and politics should never mix, but when given the choice, I think you should address and dress your conscience.”
– Cynthia Rowley

 

“Out of respect for the position of the first lady of our United States, I would be honored to be considered to design for any first lady of the United States.”
– Thom Browne

 

“We have not been contacted by the Trump campaign or administration thus far. But the first lady-elect should support American fashion, as did her predecessors.”
 – Vera Wang