Michelle Obama's Designer Says She Will Never Dress Melania Trump
And she wants other designers to join her in protesting Trump's racism, sexism, and xenophobia.
Donald Trump may have won the election, but that doesn't mean that the fight is over.
French designer Sophie Theallet posted an open letter on Twitter last night, vowing to never dress Melania Trump. Theallet's designs were worn by Michelle Obama during her time as First Lady, but Theallet has no interest in supporting Trump or his ideals by providing clothing to his wife.
"The Sophie Theallet brand stands against all discrimination and prejudice," she wrote. "Our runway shows, campaigns, and celebrity dressings have always been a celebration of diversity and reflection of the world we live in."
Theallet's statement is a bold one to make, and while she admits it may not be a financially wise decision, this is one issue that's "not just about money" for her. She's taking a stand, and she's urging other designers to follow suit.
"As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom, and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next first lady," she wrote. "The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband's presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by. I encourage my fellow designers to do the same."
Do you think the fashion industry will follow her lead?
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