In one of the most desperate publicity grabs ever, pudgy fashion designer Sophie Theallet has penned an open letter on Twitter saying that she will not design clothes for our about-to-be First Lady.
Two questions instantly arise:
Who asked her to?
Who needs her to?
Tommy Hilfiger, a name much more well known than that of Ms. Theallet, has already indicated that he will have no part in the latter’s pathetic plea for a boycott. And the houses of Guggi and Lauren, both of whom were presumably aware of the morbidities of the Trump phenomenon before they designed smashing frocks for Ms. Trump during the campaign, will also be unlikely fellow placard carriers.
The unfortunate fact for Ms. Theallet is that Melania Trump would look good in a loose-fitting chenille bathrobe. She is a likely successor to Jackie Kennedy in the incredibly chic department. Ms. Theallet’s contribution to her wardrobe would only detract from the magic.
But let’s not be too hard on Ms. Theallet. After eight years of dealing with the problematic figure of Michelle Obama, Ms. T clearly has earned for herself a well deserved rest. Maybe she could turn her attention to minimalist jump suits for the very spindly Jill Stein and Elizabeth (Minnie Ha Ha) Warren.