he fashion community has so far been divided in its consideration of how to ‘treat’ Melania Trump. Designers and media outlets, from the Council of Fashion Designers of America to US Vogue, had officially endorsed Hillary Clinton, and so when Donald Trump won the election, there were immediately whispers of snobbery and snubbing, with refusals to lend clothes to the new First Lady.
But now, the first designer name has put himself out there to say that he would be delighted to dress Mrs Trump. American fashion stalwart Tommy Hilfiger has thrown his hat into the ring, saying simply; ‘I don’t think people should become political about it.’
‘I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her,’ Hilfiger told WWD. ‘Ivanka is equally as beautiful and smart, although she wears her own clothes. 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.’