The nation was outraged when a fashion designer who has worked with first lady Michelle Obama for the past eight years, wrote a public letter claiming she would never work with Melania or anyone in the Trump family.
Designer Sophie Theallet posted the controversial letter to her Twitter page, announcing she would not be working with Melania on her inauguration dress because she did not approve of her husband’s presidential campaign.
Of course, not all designers responded positively to Theallet’s disrespectful message.
“I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her,” designer Tommy Hilfiger commented at the Angel Ball in New York City. “Ivanka is equally as beautiful and smart, although she wears her own clothes.”
“I don’t think people should become political about it,” Hilfiger continued. “Everyone was very happy to dress Michelle (Obama) as well. I think they look great in the clothes. You’re not gonna get much more beautiful than Ivanka or Melania.”
Theallet also received criticism from Angela Guitard, the owner of a designer boutique in Rye, N.Y., who has decided she will no longer carry Theallet’s designs.
“Clearly you are now inflicting your impudent political opinions on others and using social media for promotion. It is disrespectful and unprofessional on many fronts,” Guitard wrote in an email to Theallet. “The fact that you have rejected our new president and first lady is not only a slap in the face to me as a U.S. citizen, but you have also insulted the true democracy of this country and negated any openness to unite Americans.”
What do you think? Did Theallet just dig her own professional grave?