Tommy Hilfiger Weighs In On Dressing Melania Trump

BY Maddison Glendinning / Nov 24 2016 / 14:19 PM

And his opinion might surprise you

Tommy Hilfiger Weighs In On Dressing Melania Trump
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Tommy Hilfiger and his eponymous brand have always encapsulated the free spirit of the American population, so it should come as no surprise that the designer is all for dressing the First Lady of the United States, regardless of who is President.

At the Angel Ball this week, Hilfiger was asked what he thought about fellow designer Sophie Theallet's comments on not dressing Melania Trump. "I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her," he told WWD at the event. "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. You're not gonna get much more beautiful than Ivanka or Melania."

His comments were the first any designer had made since Theallet released her statement last week urging other designers to abstain from dressing the incoming First Lady. Now, only time will tell how other designers will react in the coming months.