There's at least one designer who thinks it would be a privilege to dress Melania Trump
Published 23/11/2016 | 10:08
At least one American designer would be "proud" to dress incoming US First Lady Melania Trump.
After Sophie Theallet, who dressed Michelle Obama on a number of occasions during her time in White House, sparked a new dialogue when she said she would refuse to dress Trump, citing her husband's "rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia" as the reason.
"I am well aware it is not wise to get involved in politics. That said, as a family-owned company, our bottom line is not just about money. We value our artistic freedom and always humbly seek to contribute to a more humane, conscious and ethical way to create in this world," she wrote in at open letter on Saturday.
But American designer Tommy Hilfiger said he would be honoured to dress former model Melanie and the future First Daughter Ivanka.
"I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her," he told Women's Wear Daily.
"Ivanka is equally as beautiful and smart, although she wears her own clothes. I don’t think people should become political about it. Everyone was very happy to dress Michelle [Obama] as well. I think they look great in the clothes.
"You’re not gonna get much more beautiful than Ivanka or Melania."
Hilfiger has a long-standing relationship with the family having first cast Ivanka in his denim campaign in the 1990s and recently reflected what a "doll" she was was working with the brand.
"She was a doll, she was a sweetheart. She is today. More sophisticated, more grown up. She’s an amazing girl," he told Yahoo Style.