Wednesday, November 23, 2016

French Designer Sophie Theallet Refuses to Dress Melania Trump

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The same designer that dressed FLOTUS, wants nothing to do with the Trump administration 

Throughout her time as First Lady, Michelle Obama has made a lasting impact. Whether it's her fearless desire to "Bring Back Our Girls" or advocate for better nutrition, her efforts have never gone unnoticed. But despite all her amazing efforts, her elegant, stylish and fashion forward style is also quite spectacular.

Michelle Obama's great looks over the last eight years are credited to one French designer: Sophie Theallet. Just this week, she announced that she intends on avoiding any association with Melania Trump, the future FLOTUS. Theallet who has dressed the current First Lady on a variety of occasions, wrote in a letter she posted to Twitter saying that her values are not in tow with Trump and his wife.

Theallet, who identifies herself as an immigrant, went on to say, "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. The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband's presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by."

Since the world found out who would become the nation's next president, it is left to wonder what impact (if any) Donald Trump will have on the fashion industry. It is also interesting to see whether not brands and designers alike will want to partake in doing business with Trump or follow Theallet's lead and do the right thing. But nonetheless, one thing is for; Theallet is hoping that other designers follow her lead.

Let's hope that other designers follow suit.

What role do you predict Trump's presidency will have (if any) on the fashion industry? Let us know in the comment section below! 

By: Ajea Nicole

Ajea Nicole is a 20 something from Boston, MA who craves anything style related. Though her love of style originated from scouring her mom’s closet, she often gleans style inspiration from Solange and June Ambrose. When she is not catching up on Project Runway, she can be found working out at the gym, reading a good book or
somewhere in a sushi restaurant.

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