It’s no secret that President-elect Trump has not received a warm welcome as the next leader of the United States.
Amidst protests by the American people, various fashion designers are taking a stand by refusing to dress Trump and his wife, Melania. Some retailers have even refused to sell the merchandise of Trump’s famous daughter, Ivanka.
Yet, one well-known American designer is going against the grain. Calvin Klein has made allies with the Trump family and admitted he’d be more than willing to dress Melania, a former model.
“[She’s] beautiful,” Klein, 74, said during a TMZ paparazzi video.
Despite his current Democratic stance, Klein confidently praised Melania, who is Republican. According to WWD, the New York-based designer contributed $43,400 to Hillary Clinton’s Victory Fund.
Klein has also dressed the current first lady, Michelle Obama, throughout her eight stylish years in the White House. Shortly after the November election, designer Sophie Theallet penned an open later stating her refusal to dress Melania. Marc Jacobs agreed, boldly adding that he’d rather put his energy into aiding those who will be hurt by the president-elect and his supporters.
But Klein is not alone on his journey with Mrs. Trump. Diane von Furstenburg is also willing to give the future first family a chance.
“Donald Trump was elected, and he will be our president. Melania deserves the respect of any first lady before her,” she said. “Our role as part of the fashion industry is to promote beauty, inclusiveness, diversity. We should each be the best we can be and influence by our example.”