From his runway collections to his movies and nearly every single detail in between, Tom Ford has always been known to put immense thought into each project he touches and that includes the famous women he chooses to dress.
During his appearance on “The View” Thursday, the designer-turned-movie director defended his decision to not dress America’s future First Lady, Melania Trump.
“I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined,” Ford revealed. “She’s not necessarily my image.”
Ford went on to explain that while he did vote for Hillary Clinton, and is “sad and disappointed” at her loss, his decision had nothing to do with his political affiliations. “Had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes — they’re too expensive,” he clarified. “And I don’t mean that in a bad way. They’re not artificially expensive, it’s how much it costs to make these things. But I think to relate to everybody, you shouldn’t be necessarily wearing [expensive clothing].”
The respected designer, however, has dressed current First Lady Michelle Obama for one very special occasion. “Michelle I dressed once — when she was going to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen,” he added. “And that I thought was appropriate.”
Ford is joining a long list of designers, including Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Sophie Theallet, Derek Lam and Phillip Lim, who have opted against dressing Donald Trump’s wife.