French designer Sophie Theallet will never wear the future first lady. It’s Donald Trump’s fault.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Fashion designer Sophie Theallet poses backstage at Sophie Theallet runway show during MADE Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Milk Studios on September 9, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Fashion designer Sophie Theallet poses backstage at Sophie Theallet runway show during MADE Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Milk Studios on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

In order to be a client of Sophie Theallet you do not just have to pay, you have to comply with certain requirements. It seems that Melania Trump does not meet the ‘minimums’ demanded by the French designer.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09:  Sophie Theallet (R) and a model walk the runway at the Sophie Theallet Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Altman Building on September 9, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Sophie Theallet (R) and a model walk the runway at the Sophie Theallet Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Altman Building on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Sophie Teallet is one of Michelle Obama’s favorite stylists, and for the past eight years she has used her creations on several occasions. However, the relationship of the stylist with American ladies will stay here, at least for now.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Designer Sophie Theallet attends the American Express VIP Card Member Lounge at MADE Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Milk Studios on September 10, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for American Express)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 10: Designer Sophie Theallet attends the American Express VIP Card Member Lounge at MADE Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Milk Studios on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for American Express)

However, it is not Melania’s fault, it’s her husband’s future president Donald Trump.

This refusal to wear the incoming First Lady is no more than a political stand against the “rhetoric of racism, sexism and xenophobia” presented by Trump during the election campaign. In addition to these harsh words, Sophie invited other designers to take a similar approach to her own.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06:  Model Ashley Graham, model Candice Huffine, model Justine LeGault , designer Sophie Theallet, Lane Bryant CEO Linda Heasley, model Elly Mayday and model Marquita Pring attend as Lane Bryant celebrates the launch of their campaign #ImNoAngel on April 6, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for #ImNoAngel Cacique Exclusively For Lane Bryant)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 06: Model Ashley Graham, model Candice Huffine, model Justine LeGault , designer Sophie Theallet, Lane Bryant CEO Linda Heasley, model Elly Mayday and model Marquita Pring attend as Lane Bryant celebrates the launch of their campaign #ImNoAngel on April 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for #ImNoAngel Cacique Exclusively For Lane Bryant)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09:  Fashion designer Sophie Theallet and Linda Heasley, Lane Bryant CEO, pose with models wearing items from the Sophie Theallet for Cacique collection at the Sophie Theallet Personal Appearance At Lane Bryant on December 9, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Fashion designer Sophie Theallet and Linda Heasley, Lane Bryant CEO, pose with models wearing items from the Sophie Theallet for Cacique collection at the Sophie Theallet Personal Appearance At Lane Bryant on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Fashion designer Sophie Theallet (L) and model and raffle winner Jamie Litt pose for a photo at the Sophie Theallet Personal Appearance At Lane Bryant on December 9, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Fashion designer Sophie Theallet (L) and model and raffle winner Jamie Litt pose for a photo at the Sophie Theallet Personal Appearance At Lane Bryant on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)

 

 

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