Fashion designer/movie director/subject of Jay Z song Tom Ford added his name to the list of designers (like Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Derek Lam, and Sophie Theallet) who won't dress the future first lady, Melania Trump. As it turns out, he already turned down the chance to dress the former model years ago, he told the ladies of The View on Tuesday.

Ford, who is currently promoting his new film, Nocturnal Animals, said “I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined. She’s not necessarily my image.”


He claims his decision not to work with her isn't political, even though Ford is a Democrat who said he was “sad and disappointed” that Hillary Clinton didn't win the election. He explained,

Had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes—they’re too expensive. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. They’re not artificially expensive—it’s how much it costs to make these things. But I think to relate to everybody, you shouldn’t be necessarily wearing [expensive clothes].

Current First Lady Michelle Obama was dressed by Ford, but only once—when she visited Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen. On that occasion, Ford said he felt dressing Mrs. Obama was "appropriate," and he also called it "an honor."


One person who'll probably have no problem with providing Mrs. Trump with clothing? Her step-daughter, Ivanka.