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Fashion Designer Tom Ford on Dressing Melania Trump: ‘She’s Not Necessarily My Image’

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Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” while promoting his latest film, “‘Nocturnal Animals,” high-end fashion designer and film director Tom Ford said he would prefer not to dress incoming first lady Melania Trump because she was “not necessarily” his image.

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When asked if he would dress Melania, Ford said, “I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined … She’s not necessarily my image. Also 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 — but other than that, 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— they’re not artificially expensive, it’s how much it cost to make these things. But I think to relate to everybody—”

When asked why then he dressed Michelle Obama, Ford said, “Michelle I dressed once when she was going to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen, and I thought it was appropriate. I live in London, so that made sense. And it was an honor to dress her.”

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