Ford has said he declined to dress Melania Trump years ago and he believes his clothes are too expensive for first ladies.
While Donald Trump prepares for his inauguration on Friday and everyone waits to see who will be dressing his wife, Melania, the U.S. President-elect shot back at one designer who said the First Lady-elect would not be wearing his designs."I'm not a fan of Tom Ford, never have been", he said.
Donning a custom-made coat by NY designer Norisol Ferrari for a wreath-laying ceremony earlier in the day, Trump chose two designers with ateliers in America, supporting the local fashion industry (much like Michelle Obama in her eight-year tenure as FLOTUS).
Donald Trump's vanquished foe, Hillary Clinton, also chose Ralph Lauren, wearing a cream coat and white pantsuit. Melania wore a somber all-black military-inspired coat and matching dress by New York-based designer Norisol Ferrari.
For the most part, the sartorial vibe was largely conservative, keeping in step with the past. President Obama wore a blue tie, while President-elect Trump opted for a bright red tie, as per usual. Her skin looked luminous and her lips were covered in a pretty, pink shade.
Everybody noticed the similarity between her outfit and the one Jackie Onassis Kennedy wore in 1961 on the day of her husband's inauguration day.More news: Xi stresses global need for China, US stable relationship
Ivanka and Tiffany Trump chose white, a symbol of women's suffrage, for the affair.
Melania Trump (R) wears Ralph Lauren on Election Night. There is a contingent of fashion designers, however, who have pledged to outfit the first lady as she likes, calling it an honor and even a duty.
Despite some fashion designers publicly stating that they refused to dress Melania, the new First Lady has received support from a number of other designers, including Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and Tommy Hilfiger. "Personally, I'd rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by [Donald] Trump and his supporters", Marc Jacobs told WWD. Trump said she intends to "settle our three young children into their new home and schools".
Mrs. Trump's blue dress was a much different look than Melania's look on Thursday, January 19.
"I think it's an inappropriate observation", Ivanka said. She not only elevated USA designers to new heights, but brought new awareness of European designers to American fashion enthusiasts.
The First Lady was first class.