After all the backlash Melania got from designers that said they refuse to dress her in their clothes, Tommy Hilfiger has saved the day. He said that he would be happy to dress her & we think it’s amazing that he has taken such an unbiased stance. What do you guys think of the news?
Tommy Hilfiger caught up with our sister site, WWD, at the Angel Ball in NYC on Nov. 21, and what he said about our future First Lady, Melania Trump, 46, is the sweetest thing we’ve ever heard.
It all started when fashion designer, Sophie Theallet, released an open statement to the public on Nov. 17, stating that she refuses to dress Melania. “As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next first lady. The rhetoric of racism, sexism and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by.” While many designers agreed with Sophia, Tommy Hilfiger did not.
When WWD ask Tommy what he thought about Sophie’s comments, he said, “I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her. 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.”
We could not agree with Tommy more and we think it is so great that he is not taking any sides and instead, is just making it about the fashion. Melania is gorgeous and has amazing style, so I’m sure she will look beautiful in anything Tommy dresses her in!
What do you guys think of Tommy’s thoughts on dressing Melania? Do you support him?