Does It Matter?

I don’t ordinarily go to People magazine for material, but I was sent here by Fox News Insider, and this tale is just too amusing to ignore.

[D]esigner Sophie Theallet has flipped the script on those ubiquitous calls to boycott, announcing that instead it is she and her brand who will be boycotting Trump and his wife, Melania, refusing to lend her any of her designs.


A source tells People, “This has already been going on for months. Designers wouldn’t lend to Melania, Ivanka, or Tiffany, so they either bought the items themselves or wore Ivanka’s brand.”

Wait—what?  Ivanka Trump is a competitor of these ladies and gentlemen?  That sheds some light on the matter….

Then there’s this:

Carolina Herrera told Business of Fashion, “I think that in two or three months [designers will] reach out, because it’s fashion. You’ll see everyone dressing Melania. She’s representing the United States.”

Because capitalism, and there’s money in being Dresser to the Stars.

I think a grown, adult woman is fully capable of dressing herself.  I think a woman as plainly intelligent, as obviously successful in the world of fashion (and modeling), as clearly successful in business as is soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump is fully capable of making her own fashion decisions.  And if those fashion decisions come off the rack, well, that just demonstrates the superfluous superficiality of the precious ones of fashion…design.

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