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)


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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