Fashion Designer Sophie Theallet Refuses To Dress Melania Trump & Encourages Others To Do The Same!

Will other designers follow?

Fashion designer Sophie Theallet‘s designs have graced the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Shailene Woodley, and even Michelle Obama, but one person you won’t see wearing them??

Melania Trump!

Or at least that’s the plan according to the award-winning artist!

Related: Michelle & Melania Literally Sip Tea At The White House

On Thursday, Sophie shared an open letter to Twitter to make it very clear she is refusing to dress the next First Lady, and even urges other designers to follow suit!

The letter reads:

“The Sophie Theallet brand stands against all discrimination and prejudice. Our runway shows, ad campaigns, and celebrity dressing have always been a celebration of diversity and a reflection of the world we live in. I am well aware it is not wise to get involved in politics. That said, as a family-owned company, our bottom line is not just about money. We value our artistic freedom and always humbly seek to contribute to a more humane, conscious, and ethical way to create in this world.”

Born in France, but currently based in New York, the celebrity-loved designer goes on to say it’s been a “highlight and honor” to dress the current FLOTUS over the past eight years.

But Sophie made her stance very clear when it comes to Trump:

“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. The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by. I encourage my fellow designers to do the same.”

You can read her letter in full (below):

So far, Theallet’s tweet has garnered over 800 likes!

It will be very interesting to hear if any designers do follow her lead, although even so, Melania could very well buy her own clothing.

What do U think about the designer taking a stand on this?

[Image via AP Images & Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

Nov 18, 2016 10:12am PDT

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