It’s not regularly that the political and fashion universes impact, yet one planner brought the two businesses into a similar domain on Thursday evening. French fashion designer Sophie Theallet, who has dressed First Lady Michelle Obama, tweeted an open letter clarifying why she’ll avoid Melania Trump, once she moves into the White House. “As an independent fashion brand, we consider our voice an expression of our artistic and philosophical ideas. The Sophie Theallet brand stands against all discrimination and prejudice”, Theallet said in the letter.
Theallet, is an immigrant and concedes she is very much aware it is not savvy to get involved with governmental issues, but rather that the main issue of her business is not just about cash, and she should remain by her values. She composes that the values don’t adjust to the talk of bigotry, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by Donald Trump’s presidential crusade. “I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next first lady. I encourage my fellow designers to do the same”, said Theallet.
Being the designer for the first lady is a high honor in the world of fashion, making Theallet’s interest to her associates significantly additionally brave. Yet, she is not the first designer to stand firm against the Trumps. Kaelen Haworth, known for her manifestations for Blake Lively and Elizabeth Banks, reported after the election results that proceeds from sales on her site would be given to associations contradicted by Trump. The rundown incorporates Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, and Everytown for Gun Safety.
In any case, not everybody is bouncing off of the Trump Train. And the individuals who have, might purchase another ticket soon, said fashion design legend Carolina Herrera. “I think that in two or three months they’ll reach out, because it’s fashion. You’ll see everyone dressing Melania. She’s representing the United States.”