Victoria Beckham on If She Would Dress Melania Trump: "I Like to Make Everybody Happy"
If you're looking for a unified response from designers on dressing Melania Trump, there isn't one. The "will they or won't they" debate has deeply divided the fashion community since she became first lady, and the conversation isn't ending anytime soon.
Recently, during a Vogue Fashion conference, Victoria Beckham hinted that she would dress Melania, though she wasn't as emphatical about it as she had been with ladies such as Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Christian Siriano was a hard no and many designers would side with him. It's a controversial topic, because while Melania is the first lady and a representative for the United States, her husband's policies haven't exactly won favor with the fashion crowd.
In fact, many designers took New York Fashion Week last season as an opportunity to voice their concerns and opposition to the president. Designers, like everyone else, are grappling with how the Trump administration will affect their own lives. Given how intertwined fashion and politics have become, we expect more designers to speak out on dressing Melania. Read on to see who has already picked sides.