There’s currently a divide in the fashion world when it comes to dressing eventual First Lady Melania Trump. While some—namely, Sophie Theallet—have called for a boycott of dressing her due to her husband’s policies of bigotry and all-around orange-ness, others, like Tommy Hilfiger, have said any designer “should be proud to” dress her. We’re almost proud to say that the embodiment of sex himself, Tom Ford, seems to fall in the former camp.
While appearing on The View yesterday morning—to promote his upcoming sophomore film effort, Nocturnal Animals (check out who we felt was the film’s sexy standout here)—Ford was asked about the ‘fashion world divide.’
As it turns out, Ford hasn’t been down with ‘Mrs. Trump the third’ for years.
“I was asked dress her years ago, and I declined,” he said, matter-of-factly. “She’s not necessarily my image.”
As a Democrat, Ford makes mention of the fact that he voted for Hillary Clinton last month—”I’m very sad she’s not in office”—though even Clinton wouldn’t have been able to avail him of his services.
Ford thinks his clothes are “too expensive” for a first lady to wear, thinking the female figurehead of our country should wear clothes that allow her to “relate to everybody.”
Leave it Joy Behar to point out that Ford did, indeed, dress Michelle Obama when she met Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, to which he replied, “I thought that was appropriate, and I was honored.”
Of course, when isn’t Michelle Obama an exception? What a goddess.
Watch Ford on The View below: