(DM) Tommy Hilfiger said “any designer should be proud” to dress Melania Trump after another designer ruled out ever working with the incoming First Lady on political grounds.
The 65-year-old American designer praised Melania, 46, as ‘a very beautiful woman’ and said her step-daughter Ivanka, 35, is “beautiful and smart.”
Speaking at the Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Monday, he told Women’s Wear Daily: “I don’t think people should become political about it.”
It comes after New York-based French designer Sophie Theallet spoke out against president-elect Donald Trump in an incriminating open letter in which she said she would never work with his wife and urged others to follow her example.
Tommy said: “I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her.
“Ivanka is equally as beautiful and smart, although she wears her own clothes. I don’t think people should become political about it.”
“Everyone was very happy to dress Michelle [Obama] as well. I think they look great in the clothes.”
He added: “You’re not going to get much more beautiful than Ivanka or Melania.”
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