NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Tom Ford attends The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hosts an Official Academy Screening of NOCTURNAL ANIMALS at New York Public Library - Celeste Bartos Forum on November 17, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Tom Ford Snubs Melania Trump, Refuses to Dress Her

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By Staff writers | 11:46 am, December 1, 2016

Tom Ford may have dressed Michelle Obama but he says he won’t dress Melania Trump, having previously refused to have her wear his creations.

The top fashion designer, 55, was asked on The View if he would create outfits for the former model and soon-to-be first lady.

Tom Ford talks Melania Trump

“I don’t know. I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined,” he said. “She’s not necessarily my image.”

Ford explained that his dresses, which start at about $US5000, would be “too expensive” for a first lady to wear because she has to “relate to everybody.”

Asked if he really thought that Melania Trump would start wearing less expensive clothes when her husband is president, Ford diplomatically said “I’ll leave that to Melania.”

Ford dressed Michelle Obama in 2011 in a custom-made ivory evening gown for a dinner with the royal family at Buckingham Palace.

“Michelle I dressed once when she was going to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen,” he said. “I thought that was appropriate and I was honored.”

Ford shot to fame in 1994 when he was named creative director of Gucci. He took the fashion house, then almost bankrupt, to a $US4 billion behemoth within five years.

In 1999 he took on a second job as creative director of Yves St. Laurent and in 2006 launched his own line.

He has since launched a second career as a film director, with his debut turn, A Single Man, getting nominated for an Oscar.

He is currently promoting his new film, Nocturnal Animals, starring Amy Adams and Australian Isla Fisher.

This article was originally published in news.com.au

 

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