First Lady Melania Trump wore a sequined black suit during President Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress Tuesday night.
The Kors outfits
The $4,995 jacket along with the $4,595 matching skirt, are part of Michael Kors’ Spring 2017 collection. This is the third time Melania wore the New York City-based designer to a prominent event.
While meeting Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie earlier this month, the First Lady wore wide-legged white Michael Kors pants, paired with a black blouse and black wool coat. While on Election Day, she wore a Balmain coat abover a white Michael Kors dress.
Boycotted by designers
Trump has turned to Kors repeatedly after a number of designers refused to dress her.
In November, Marc Jacobs told Women’s Wear Daily that he has no interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump. ““Personally, I’d rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by (Donald) Trump and his supporters,” he added.
Phillip Lim also stated that he doesn’t see himself having a relationship with the Trump administration. “It’s been such an emotional roller coaster of an election process. The result has only confirmed my belief that we must stand for what we represent as a brand, so my sentiment is still the same,” he continued.
“As a global brand, we are always looking to partner with individuals that we have authentic relationships with — ultimately, women and men that share similar set of values, desires and ideologies: inclusion, diversity, justice, consciousness, innovation.”
French designer who dressed former First Lady Michelle Obama several times, Sophie Theallet, tweeted an open letter stating that she refused to dress Melania Trump and asked other designers to do the same. She wrote “As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady. The rhetoric of racism, sexism and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by.”