Mark Twain once quipped, “Clothes make a man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
While the joke in Twain’s comment is obvious, it also makes an important point about how much our clothing can influence the way people measure and analyze us.
Melania Trump is no stranger to this fact, and always appears as if she just stepped out of the pages of a fashion magazine.
But the former model faced a scathing backlash from the fashion world after her husband became the President.
Multiple designers self-righteously declared that they would refuse to dress her, including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano and Sophie Theallet.
But Melania’s response to these designers has been to look more fabulous than ever, and it appears that the fashion world can no longer bear to ignore her.
From Page Six:
“There is a softening, a melting,” stylist Phillip Bloch told me. “Fashion people are fickle and fake. They are starting to see she is a beautiful woman who is married to the president, and it is an honor to dress her.”
Deliveries to Trump Tower have picked up. “Most days, the lobby is brimming with wardrobe boxes delivered for Melania,” a source told me. “Once she tries on the outfits and decides what she will keep, the boxes come back downstairs.”
These icy fashion designers are likely thawing out because of the First Lady’s recent trip abroad. Melania’s outfits were so sensational that they made headlines around the globe for their beauty, class and elegance.
Even Saudi Arabian newspapers praised Melania’s clothing choices while she visited their country. The First Lady’s style was called “classy and conservative” by the Saudi Arabian media, despite the fact that she did not wear a headscarf while in the Muslim country. Even the Islamic world can’t seem to fault someone as flawless as Melania!
If the fashion world’s treatment of the First Lady is any indication of things to come, perhaps we can expect to see a softening of the liberal media as well.
Source: Page Six