Turns Out Viral Story of Famous Designer Refusing to Dress Melania Because She’s a ‘Glorified Escort’ Was Fabricated

Hannah Bleau

I noticed “Tom Ford” trending on Twitter this morning and wondered why. For those who don’t know, Tom Ford is a fashion designer who’s made waves for refusing to dress First Lady Melania Trump.

“I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined. She’s not necessarily my image,” Ford once said on “The View.” “Even had Hillary won she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes, they’re too expensive. I don’t mean that in a bad way; they’re not artificially expensive, it’s how much it costs to make these things. I think the first lady has to relate to everybody.”

He elaborated during a brief interview with ELLE.

“Given this President’s beliefs about ‘made in America’–I think the clothes they wear should be made in America,” he said. I think that whoever is the President, or the First Lady, should be wearing clothes at a price point that are accessible to most Americans, and wearing clothes made in America. My clothes are made in Italy, they’re very, very expensive. I don’t think most women or men in our country can relate to that, and I think the First Lady or the President should represent all people.”

I’d believe that, except for the fact that he once dressed former First Lady Michelle Obama.

“Michelle, I dressed once when she was going to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen, and I thought that was appropriate,” Ford said. “I live in London so that made sense, and it was an honor.”

Whatevz. I don’t care if he dresses Melania.

All of that brings me to this: An offensive quote has been floating around, and everyone has been attributing it to Tom Ford.

I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men.”

It’s a fake quote. There’s no evidence of him saying it, but liberals are loving it anyway.

There’s more where that came from.

Even though it’s a fake quote, it’s odd that liberals are so into it. I thought they were the party of “women supporting women” and blah blah blah. What gives?

So much for feminism.

h/t Twitchy