The Empress Has No (Designer) Clothes (Temporarily)

French-born designer Sophie Theallet, known for dressing U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, tweeted in an open letter why she’ll stay away from the White House under a Trump administration. Says the tweet:

The Sophie Theallet brand stands against all discrimination and prejudice. Our runway shows, ad campaigns, and celebrity dressing have alway been a celebration of diversity and reflection of the world we live in.

Ms. Theallet acknowledges that it “is not wise to get involved with politics,” and there’s no indication that Lady Trump will give a damn that she’s taken this stand. In addition, a century of the United States’s fascination with celebrities would indicate that the new First Mannequin will have no problem finding designers willing to grab her by the pussy bow and wrap her in their fashions. It is worth mentioning, however, that at least one company and its leader is willing to place principle ahead of greed.

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Ms. Trump being first ladyish.

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