I Won’t Dress Melania Trump – White House Designer
New York-based French fashion designer Sophie Theallet who is famous for severally dressing first lady Michelle Obama is mixing business with politics by refusing to to dress future first lady Melania Trump because of the political views of her husband, President-elect Donald Trump.
“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,” she wrote in an open letter published Thursday.
“The rhetoric of racism, sexism and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by.”
“I am well aware it is not wise to get involved in politics,” Theallet added. “That said, as a family-owned company, our bottom line is not just about money.”