While several designers refused to dress the US President-elect Donald Trump's wife Melania, Calvin Klein has offered to do the honours. The famous fashion designer has agreed to make the inauguration dress for the first lady if no one else comes on board.
Calvin has earlier designed for Michelle Obama and now, unlike other high profile designers, he offered to make Melania's clothes. "Of course, I would," Calvin told TMZ. However, there are other A-list designers who have not made the mistake to leave out the opportunity to dress the first lady.
Tommy Hilfiger, Marcus Wainwrigh and Thom Browne are among the designers who agreed to design for Melania. Here are the statements made by these high-profile designers.
"Yes, I would dress Melania. I think she is a beautiful woman who would make any designer's clothes look great." – WWD
"Out of respect for the position of the First Lady of our United States, I would be honoured to be considered to design for any First Lady of the United States." – WWD
Marcus Wainwright, rag & bone
"It would be hypocritical to say no to dressing a Trump. If we say we are about inclusivity and making American manufacturing great again, then we have to put that before personal political beliefs." – The New York Times
On the other hand, fashion designers who refused to make clothes for the first lady were Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Thealett.
"I have no interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump. I didn't see the letter. Personally, I'd rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by Trump and his supporters." – WWD
"I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined. She's not necessarily my image ... The First Lady — other than the fact that I'm a Democrat and voted for Hillary and very sad and disappointed that she's not in office — even had Hillary won, she shouldn't be wearing my clothes. They're too expensive. And I don't mean this in a bad way." – The View