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Tom Ford Refuses to Dress Melania Trump: 'She's Not Necessarily My Image'

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By    |   Thursday, 01 Dec 2016 11:02 AM

Melania Trump can cross another top fashion designer off her list — Tom Ford says he won't be dressing the future first lady.

"I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined … She's not necessarily my image," Ford said in an interview on ABC-TV's "The View" on Wednesday.

Ford said his decision has nothing to do with the fact he's a Democrat, adding that Hillary Clinton, had she won the presidential election, "shouldn't be wearing my clothes," either.

"They're too expensive, and I don't mean that in a bad way. I think to relate to everybody, you shouldn't be [seen in such costly outfits]," he said.

But the London-based designer revealed he had once dressed first lady Michelle Obama when she visited Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth in 2011.

Ford, director of the hit movie "Nocturnal Animals," is the second renowned designer to snub Melania.

French-born Sophie Theallet is also steering clear, citing the "rhetoric of racism, sexism and xenophobia" of the billionaire real-estate tycoon's presidential campaign and said her fellow designers should do the same.

Theallet's nose-in-the-air kiss-off was quickly condemned by American fashion czar Tommy Hilfiger who told the fashion-industry trade journal Women's Wear Daily:

"I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her … I don't think people should become political about it."

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