Fashion designer: Supporting Trump family 'wouldn’t make sense'
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Fashion designer Christian Siriano is defending his choice not to dress President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE or the first family, saying “it wouldn’t make sense.”

“I’m a young gay fashion designer,” Siriano said in an interview with the Daily Beast published Tuesday. “Why would I work with [the Trumps] if they don’t support me? If they think I shouldn’t be able to get married, why would I dress their wife or whatever?”


“I try and support people who need to be supported and not support people who themselves who do not support, say, women of color and LGBT people,” he added.

The “Project Runway” alum is one of several designers who have said they’d refuse to work with the commander in chief or first lady, if asked.

Tom Ford, Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet were among the fashion pros who spoke out against dressing members of the first family after Trump won the 2016 presidential election.

But other famous fashion faces defended designing for the president’s family. Tommy Hilfiger called first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Kavanaugh controversy consumes Washington | Kavanaugh slated to testify Monday | Allegations shake up midterms The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly The Hill's 12:30 Report — East coast braces for Florence | Trump, Pence mark 9/11 anniversary MORE “a beautiful woman who would make any designer’s clothes look great.”

“I don’t think people should become political about it,” Hilfiger said in a 2016 interview.

After Trump’s election win, 32-year-old Siriano didn’t rule out creating fashions for the Trumps. “I think I need to see how it goes,” the designer said in 2016. “That’s my diplomatic answer.”

In his latest interview, Siriano — who designed the blue dress Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama’s book tour to include stadium events Michelle Obama teams up with BET to urge women of color to vote Healthy food has gone high end, but is the lifestyle trend worth the cost? MORE wore at the 2016 Democratic National Convention when she delivered her now-famous “when they go low, we go high” line — said he’d be content if the former first lady’s outfit was his legacy.

“I think for any designer it’s a dream to be part of history in some way or another,” Siriano said of the Obama moment. “You have to leave your little thing behind one day. If that’s the thing I leave behind, that’s great.”