The index of fashion designers who have publicly said they will not dress first lady Melania Trump is long. Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano — the list goes on. Thursday at Vogue’s daylong conference, Forces of Fashion, Victoria Beckham shared her thoughts on the matter.
“With regards to the first lady, she did wear something of mine the other day. She bought it from the shop,” Beckham said on a panel when asked if she was open to dressing controversial figures like Trump.
While departing the White House for Puerto Rico on Oct. 3, Trump was seen wearing a navy blue turtleneck, which retails for $1,050 and is designed by Beckham. “I just think if any woman chooses to wear me, or invest in me as a designer, that’s incredibly flattering,” Beckham added.
This was not the first time Trump wore the designer. During an interview with Anderson Cooper last October, Trump wore Beckham’s $1,850 Microblush sleeveless fitted dress.
The first lady’s daughter-in-law has also been spotted in Victoria Beckham designs, with Ivanka Trump recently seen wearing a $35 dress from Beckham’s line for Target.
Of course, wearing Beckham’s ready-to-wear designs is not the same thing as being dressed by her, but Beckham doesn’t seem opposed to the latter. “I like to make everybody happy, and whoever it is, if they want to wear my clothes and I can make that happen, and the sample is free, then I would jump at the opportunity to do that,” the former Spice Girl said.
In the past, Beckham has expressed more emphatic interest in dressing other political figures. “I would love to dress Mrs. Obama, absolutely, absolutely, absolutely!” Beckham told InStyle in 2010. “I just think she’s incredible and she’s a very strong woman and she’s beautiful.” In an interview at the 92nd Street Y in 2015, Beckham also mentioned a desire to dress Hillary Clinton. “I would love to meet her, I would love to dress her,” she said.
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