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 TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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 TrumpTrump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85 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 ObamaObama attends UNC-Duke basketball game Obama introduces himself as 'Michelle's husband' at leadership forum The Hill's Morning Report - Can Bernie recapture 2016 magic? 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.”