True to liberal form, one of Michelle Obama’s favorite dress designers, who clothed the First Lady for almost eight years, refused to dress Melania Trump, saying she’s intolerant of her, despite preaching against discrimination. While she thought that she had perfectly publicly snubbed the next first lady to make a flawed point, Melania trumped her and got the last laugh.
Assuming that Melania would want to be dressed by someone who was responsible for Michelle’s look, fashion designer Sophie Theallet came out on her own accord to announce that she would be boycotting any potential opportunities to work with Mrs. Trump — ironically saying that to do so would go against her beliefs of respecting everyone and honoring diversity.
“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,” Theallet wrote in a letter this week, without thinking how bad her remarks could backfire on her with the new level of class that’ll soon be inhabiting the White House. “The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by,” she added as to why she couldn’t dress a woman married to a man who’s allegedly like that, according to The Hill.
Theallet can grandstand all she wants without having been given a reason to do so since Melania is capable of dressing herself and does a better job on her own than what we saw Michelle wearing. It’s clear that this fashionable First Lady-to-be doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the woman she’s replacing since she represents grace and beauty and Michelle has been largely criticized for her appearance for years.
Theallet was probably among those against a Christian business owner who refused to bake a cake for a homosexual couple, citing their religious beliefs, but the same doesn’t apply when it comes to working for a woman who has differing political beliefs. Melania is better off with this designer sticking to her double standard so she doesn’t have to be put in a position of embarrassing Theallet by saying “thanks, but no thanks” to her dress ideas and risk looking like Michelle.