Michelle’s Designer Refuses to Dress Melania, But Melania’s Already Dressed Better Than Michelle


Tommy Hilfigger and Sophie Theallet

Sophie Theallet has crafted dresses for first lady Michelle Obama. She has now issued a controversial open letter saying that she would never dress incoming first lady Melania Trump, and asks fellow designers “to do the same.”

However, Melania may get the last laugh: She hardly needs another famous designer to fill her closet with outfits.

What French designer Theallet didn’t consider is that The next First Lady, Melania Trump does not need Theallet to do anything for her.  I grew up in the Fashion District of New York City and can tell you that Mrs. Trump is accustomed to haute couture and Theallet can’t quite deliver.

Theallet’s fashion style looks beautiful on someone with a build like Michelle Obama, but it would fall short if designed for Melania Trump.

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The world of powerful men pairing with beautiful women is not exclusive to Europe. American business magnates, instantly recognized entertainers and powerful politicians tend to also choose the arm candy over the professorial look. In the case of Melania Trump, she speaks five languages very well (as do most European Business Women) and strategically engineered a highly successful career as an international fashion model. She is Donald J. Trump’s wife. It was he who was running for office and when he won, she became the United States’ First Lady.

More importantly however, it is time we actually get off her back. Melania was a model – nothing more – nothing less. She just happens to be a very nice lady. Let’s enjoy her and appreciate her kindness and her beauty and let it go at that.

Melania Trump restores that glamour and chick elegance we remember from the Jacqueline Kennedy days.


Marriage to Donald Trump

Melania and Donald Trump at the Oscar De La Renta Fashion Show in New York City, 2006

After moving to New York City in 1996, Knauss met Donald Trump at a Fashion Week party in New York City in September 1998. Their relationship gained attention after a 1999 interview on The Howard Stern Show, and additional publicity after the 2004 launch of Trump’s successful business-oriented reality television show, The Apprentice. Donald Trump described their long courtship in 2005: “We literally have never had an argument, forget about the word ‘fight’ … We just are very compatible. We get along.”

After becoming engaged in 2004, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss were married on January 22, 2005, at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception in the 17,000-sq.-ft. ballroom at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

The event was attended by noted persons such as Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Rudy Giuliani, Heidi Klum, Star Jones, P. Diddy, Shaquille O’Neal, Barbara Walters, Conrad Black, Regis Philbin, Simon Cowell, Kelly Ripa, and then-SenatorHillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton. At the reception, Billy Joel serenaded the crowd with “Just the Way You Are“, and supplied new lyrics about Trump to the tune of “The Lady is a Tramp“.

The Trumps’ wedding ceremony and reception were widely covered by the media. Melania wore a $200,000 dress made by John Galliano of the house ofChristian Dior, and the cake at the reception was a 50-pound orange Grand Marnier chocolate truffle cake, with a Grand Marnier butter-cream filling, and covered with 3,000 roses created by the chef at Mar-a-Lago.

In 2006, Melania gave birth to a son named Barron William Trump. Donald suggested his first name, and Melania his middle name. As an infant, Barron reportedly occupied his own floor in the Trumps’ apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan, but often slept in a crib in his parents’ bedroom. He plays golf with his father, and is also reported to be fluent in Slovenian. He also speaks some French. He is said to like wearing a suit and tie, and Melania’s nickname for him is “Mini-Donald”.

Melania and Donald are often seen and photographed together at New York City society events and receptions. Television personality Barbara Walters, impressed with Melania’s intelligence when she met her, has said of her: “Maybe because she’s so pretty, we don’t expect her to be as smart as she is.”

In 2015, asked about her husband’s presidential campaign, Melania said, “I encouraged him because I know what he will do and what he can do for America. He loves the American people and he wants to help them.”When asked by The New York Times what her role would be if Trump were to become president, Melania replied: “I would be very traditional. Like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy. I would support him.”

During Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, an anti-Trump PAC published an attack ad featuring a nude photo of Melania Trump that was taken in 2000 in a photoshoot for GQ magazine.

Trump candidacy for the Presidency of the United States

Donald Trump is running for the office of the Presidency of the United States. Politicians are taking aim at Melania’s former modeling career. Nudity is normally accepted everywhere other than the United States.Having won in a landslide unseen in American history election results, Mr. Donald J. Trump is now the President Elect of the United States. Therefore Melania is not just “Melanie the beauty.”  She is now the First Lady of the United States.

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