Out designer-director Tom Ford said
this week that he won't dress future first lady Melania Trump.
Ford made his comments during an
appearance on ABC's The View.
“I was asked to dress her quite a few
years ago and I declined; she's not necessarily my image,” Ford
said, adding that “even had Hillary [Clinton] won she shouldn't be
wearing my clothes – they're too expensive. They're not
artificially expensive, it's how much it costs to make these things.
I think the first lady has to relate to anybody.”
Ford ,who said he was a Democrat and
voted for Clinton, is among a handful of high-fashion designers not
interested in being associated with the Trump administration.
Designer Sophie Theallet, who has
dressed First Lady Michelle Obama, is among those participating in
the boycott. In a letter published Thursday she said that Trump's
“rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia” are “incompatible
with the shared values we live by,” and encouraged other designers
to join her.