Tom Ford says he turned down offers to dress Melania Trump years ago and is still not interested in dressing her
'We've got a new first lady, Melania Trump, and she's quite beautiful, and she's thin, she's gonna look great in [your] clothes, no?' host Joy Behar asked Ford at the top of the interview.
A hesitant looking Ford paused for a moment before responding to the question, saying:
'I don't know. I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined.'He then explained his reason for passing on the offer by stating:
'Well, she's not necessarily my image.'He revealed that he would also not be dressing Melania while she was in the White House, saying his clothes are 'too expensive' for a first lady to wear because they have to 'relate to everybody.'
Despite his stance, the designer dressed Michelle Obama in a custom-made ivory evening gown back in 2011 for a dinner with the royal family at Buckingham Palace. The price of the one-of-a-kind dress was not stated but Ford's gowns tend to start around $5,000.
'Michelle I dressed once when she was going to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen. I thought that was appropriate and I was honored.', ' said Ford when asked to comment on some of Michelle's more expensive looks.
When prodded a bit more about whether Melania should really stop wearing expensive clothes once her husband takes office, Ford simply said:
'I’ll leave that to Melania.'He also made a point of noting that he would not dress Hillary Clinton if she was in the White House.