First Lady Melania Trump was nothing less than stunning in her appearance as she accompanied President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip.
…which proves to be a loud and clear message to narrow-minded fashion designers who refuse to dress the former model.
In fact, it may bring more than a few to reassess this politically motivated decision, which would prove to be the best revenge.
— Richard Johnson (@HeadlineJohnson) May 30, 2017
More from Page Six, including a list of some of the anti-Trump designers:
The first lady’s trip to Saudi Arabia, the Vatican, Belgium and Sicily — wearing mostly Dolce & Gabbana — was a fashion tour de force that has forced many naysayers in the rag trade to rethink.
The list of designers who said they wouldn’t dress Melania is long, led by Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano and Sophie Theallet.
Among the ensembles that stood out was a Dolce & Gabbana 3-D floral coat Melania Trump wore in Sicily.
While critics went on about the cost, it’s hard to deny just how gorgeous the garment looked on the first lady.
Stylist Phillip Bloch spoke with Page Six and suggested designers are starting to have a change of heart.
“There is a softening, a melting,” Bloch said. “Fashion people are fickle and fake. They are starting to see she is a beautiful woman who is married to the president, and it is an honor to dress her.”
Deliveries to Trump Tower may prove this out.
“Most days, the lobby is brimming with wardrobe boxes delivered for Melania,” a source told Page Six. “Once she tries on the outfits and decides what she will keep, the boxes come back downstairs.”
In the end, the designers may need Mrs. Trump more than she needs them. Columnist Richard Johnson noted that “not since Jacqueline Kennedy has there been a first lady who needs less help” with looking beautiful.
And Bloch concurred, saying: “She doesn’t need couture. She can buy off the rack.”
Turns out, elections do indeed have consequences…