Tom Ford is among the growing list of fashion designers who have vowed not to dress future first lady Melania Trump. He first spoke out on The View back in November. “I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined. She’s not necessarily my image,” he said, adding that he is a Democrat and voted for Hillary. Either way, he claimed his clothes are “too expensive” for a first lady to wear.
Ford later elaborated to ELLE.com on the Golden Globes red carpet: “Whoever is the president, or the first lady, should be wearing clothes at a price point that are accessible to most Americans, and wearing clothes made in America. My clothes are made in Italy, they’re very, very expensive. I don’t think most women or men in our country can relate to that, and I think the first lady or the president should represent all people.”
Now Donald Trump has responded on a Fox & Friends interview today, claiming Melania never asked Ford to dress her. “[She] never asked Tom Ford, doesn’t like Tom Ford, doesn’t like his designs,” the president-elect said. “I’m not a fan of Tom Ford, never have been.”
He then claimed Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn “just called me and he said he thought it was so terrible what Tom Ford said, that he threw his clothing out of his Las Vegas hotel.”
Interestingly enough, there is no Tom Ford clothing store at the Wynn Las Vegas (though the hotel does stock his beauty products). Wouldn’t be the first time Trump was, um, mistaken about his retail influence.
By Harper’s Bazaar