Why Tom Ford Once Refused To Dress Melania Trump

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Tom Ford once refused to dress Melania Trump.

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined,” the famous designer — who has dressed celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna — said when he appeared on “The View” Wednesday. “She’s not necessarily my image.”

“And as the first lady — other than the fact that I’m a Democrat and voted for Hillary and I’m very sad and disappointed that she’s not in office — even had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes,” he said.

“They’re too expensive and I don’t mean this in a bad way. They’re not artificially expensive. But I think to relate to everybody…” (RELATED: Everyone Is Talking About What Melania Trump Wore While Donald Gave His Acceptance Speech)

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Joy Behar then cut in to point out that Ford has dressed Michelle Obama in the past.

“Michelle Obama I dressed once when she was going to Buckingham Palace with the Queen. I live in London — I thought that was appropriate and I was honored,” Ford said. (RELATED: What Melania Trump Wore During Her First Trip To The White House As First Lady-Elect)

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

When asked if Melania should wear expensive clothes while she is in the White House, Ford flatly said, “I’ll leave that to Melania.” (RELATED: Melania Trump Vouches For Her Husband’s Character While Introducing Him In North Carolina)

Kaitlan Collins

White House Correspondent

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