Wealthy Fashion Designers Refuse Service To Melania Trump

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Submitted by Caleb Verbois via The Mises Institute,

People magazine recently reported news that a number of prominent fashion designers have refused to work with Melania Trump because they do not approve of her, or more likely, her husband’s politics and language. Given Donald Trump’s often offensive way of speaking about, well, almost everything, that is understandable. Thus, they conclude, if you design and make clothes for Melania Trump, especially the outfit she will wear to the inauguration, you are, in some small way, endorsing Donald Trump and all he stands for. So designers like Sophie Theallet have decided that because they “stand against all discrimination and prejudice,” they cannot work for Melania.

This all seems rather ironic. How can progressive fashion designers like Sophie Theallet refuse to serve anyone? In recent years it’s become first unreasonable, then politically incorrect, and lately illegal for some people to refuse service. Not fashion designers of course. They are above that. No, I’m thinking about bakers and photographers, who, because of their religious beliefs, have politely but firmly declined to provide service for gay weddings. Note that they have not declined service to homosexuals. They have just made it clear that they cannot morally provide a wedding cake or floral arrangements for a homosexual wedding, because it goes against their religious principles.

And for that, they have been pilloried in the press, sued, and threatened with a loss of their businesses and personal savings. Consider Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Washington who has served and employed people of all backgrounds, including homosexuals, for her entire career. However, after she declined to provide flowers for a homosexual wedding, in accordance with her faith, both the ACLU and Washington state attorney general have sued not just her business, but her personally. That mirrors the situation of Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein. They baked a cake for a woman who was so happy with their work that she and her partner asked Melissa to bake their wedding cake. The Kleins politely explained that due to their faith, they could not endorse a wedding that violated their beliefs. In response, the state sued them, put a legal order on them banning them from talking about their desire to work according to their faith, and said they “needed rehabilitation.” The fine the state assessed and the subsequent hate mail and threats forced the Klein’s to close their business and led Aaron Klein to go to work as a sanitation worker to pay their bills.

Does anyone think Sophie Theallet will be sued and driven out of business for refusing to endorse Trump’s inauguration? Maybe Trump should sue for discriminatory practices. After all, one could say that turnabout is fair play. The progressives have made life difficult for Christian and religious small businesses, so now it is time to make life difficult for fashion designers. That would certainly fit with Donald Trump’s tit-for-tat attitude towards almost everything in life, especially lawsuits.

But it is the wrong approach. The problem is not that some designers have refused to work with Melania. Let’s be honest, the world does not have a shortage of overpriced dress designers. Melania can find someone else. That is also true for homosexual couples that have sued and persecuted religious florists and bakers. The country does not have a shortage of either. Moreover, while Theallet is refusing to serve Trump at all, religious photographers and bakers are more than willing to serve homosexual customers — just not at their wedding.

No, the issue has never been a lack of service providers. It has been an unwillingness to accept that other people may not endorse your behavior. Prominent fashion designers are refusing to serve Melania Trump because they do not want to appear as though they endorse her husband’s behavior. They should have the right to make that decision free from threats of lawsuits and public harassment. In just the same way, religious photographers and bakers should have the right to politely refuse to endorse the practice of gay weddings.

America has always given a very high precedence to conscientious objections, but increasingly, rights of conscience are being marginalized. Religious liberty is much more than merely having the freedom to attend church, synagogue, or mosque. It is the freedom to actually live out your religious beliefs—even ones that may not be politically correct or agreeable to high fashion designers—every day of the week.


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balz's picture

The more you hate him, the more I like him.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Critical Race Theory 101 – denying service to privileged demographics such as white Christians is permissible. Denying access to oppressed demographics such as trans African Americans, is not.

knukles's picture

No SERIOUS fashion designer would Ever Wear Somebody Else's Rags, Thank You Very Much

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

Mountain warehouse. She needs to get with base layers. Merino wool to replace any missing wool if you catch my drift

HockeyFool's picture

This is the first time I have ever up voted you, MDB. You're losing it. I guess Mr. President Elect Trump, #45, is having a positive effect on you too. Maybe soon you'll even get a job.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Melania needs to start wearning fatigues. She should further purchase a 1972 Ford F150 equip it with gun racks and park it on the Whitehouse law beside the old refrigerator, beer keg, and sofa. Now that's a fashion statement.

manofthenorth's picture

Now that is roll on the ground funny !!

nope-1004's picture

I'm sure Melania is just beside herself that she can't wear this designers' old lady fat ass parachute pant suits.


Gold...Bitches's picture

And yet this same piece of shit designer probably is 100% for forcing cake makers to bake a cake for a gay wedding.  What a fucking hypocrit - but then again, it is a liberal.

Son of Loki's picture

Common Core Objective #1: Hate anyone who disagrees with you.

Multi's picture

Prominent fashion designers... Sophie Theallet

Prominent fashion designers... Sophie Theallet

Give me a break.

Who the fuck is Sophie Theallet!!!???


By the way, yes lefties are the biggest hypocrites, not doubt.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) nope-1004 Nov 28, 2016 7:46 PM

We are dealing with Bolsheviks they will do anything to achieve their goals.

These designers are just a bunch of fags or fag hags.

And gays are leading the Bolshevik charge, for what reason I don't know since they adore power and money...lol

PT's picture

Still waiting for consciencious designers / chefs / etc to stop serving Corzine, Blankfein, Dimon, ...
... Clinto - oh hang on, they have stopped serving her, haven't they?

El Oregonian's picture

HaHaHa! Go peddle your ugly rags at the concession stands @ the BLM protests! HaHaHa!!!

LibertarianMenace's picture

They don't have Nancy to kick around anymore!

wareco's picture

So, that's who has been making Hillary's pantsuits.

Evil Peanut's picture

Everyone is missing the big picture here - this nobody (probably paid by special interests) decided what a great way to get free advertising - publicly declare you wont sell to Mrs Trump. Just more DNC camp / psyop tactics to paint the Trumps negatively to create a mental association in the public mind that is indeed negative towards the Trumps. Watch closely for more nutty negative stories regarding the Trumps from the wikileaks exposed media ogranizations, aka the MSM.

I await the day of our liberation from the MSM, with much excitement.


SoDamnMad's picture

The MSM will be the first to piss and moan when she shows up in a foreign designers clothes that look professional and fashionable. Many of Michelle's clothes were embarassing. 

LibertarianMenace's picture

Is that what they are? More like NASA moongear with all the IV bags in 'em.

Bastiat's picture

. . . and wear Daisy Mae cutoff jeans and a shirt with the tails tied at the waist.

Seriously - most designers would love to hang their clothes on Melania . . . and most women care more about looking good then politics.  Proof: how much do they spend in a year on cosmetics vs how much do they donate to politicians?

WillyGroper's picture

she needs to wear a pizza garment a la lady gaga's meat dress to the inaug.

that'll show'm.

Son of Loki's picture

Give me a break! Any designer worth their salt would jump at the chance to design for this beautiful First Lady, Melania Trump. Designing for the president's wife has nothing to do with politics.

This no-name wookie designer can take her hateful words and put them where the sun don't shine.

BabaLooey's picture

A non-story.

Only meant to gin up hate and division.

...and judging from some of the comments here from the liberal asstards, it worked.

Who gives a fuck whether some shit-assed designer "refuses to dress" Melania?

From what I've seen she does just fine.

bobdog54's picture

Exactly, that is just how it's supposed to work in America. You can refuse service to anyone, and perhaps go out of business doing so....

StychoKiller's picture

Melania would look really good in her birthday suit... :>D

SquirrelCutter's picture

"She should further purchase a 1972 Ford F150 equip it with gun racks and park it on the Whitehouse law beside the old refrigerator, beer keg, and sofa."


Still sounds a lot classier than some of the shit the Obamalamadingdong and his Wookie have done.

SheHunter's picture

Melania could wear a grain bag with style and class.  With luck she'll just brush this off for what it is AKA a society that has become socially correct to the point of ludicrosity. 

Antifaschistische's picture

In 1972, i think it was still the F100.   Straight six.  :)

Trump should have the designers a) prosecuted or b) get these stupid rulings/laws repealed.

ps.  as a private business owner, I should be able to do business with whoever I want even if it has nothing to do with freedom of religious expression.  Perhaps we can draw the line at publicly traded companies.

knukles's picture

Giiissshhhh laugh
Fine Merino wool.  Exceedingly fine Merino wool....
Fine as the wool on a virgin Wookie.

Mr. Bones's picture

It's not illegal to discriminate on the basis of politics, clothing, etc.  So do that instead of discriminating based on wrongthink.

RiverRoad's picture

There isn't a rat's chance in hell of Melania ever wearing any of those 2nd and 3rd string-designers' clothes.  I understand that she shops for her own clothes and Ivanka, who has her own clothing line, can always "run up" anything Melania wants.

Badsamm's picture

Melania wore a Gucci Pussy Bow blouse the very first time out in public after the Pussy grabbing story broke. My wife is in fashion





Barnaby's picture

It's simple. A black guy can't be denied coming into my convenience store and browsing. A new-shore whore can.

monad's picture

Only if she's white.

If this is the best they got the progressively stupid should stay out of the woods.

Barnaby's picture


I can't stop you if you have more melanin in your skin.

I can stop you if you are a prostitute.


Bill of Rights's picture

Barnaby is a fat guys name...

Barnaby's picture

You said that before, and I found it curious. Then you said it again...

And now? I really can't help what my parents named me. But by your reasoning I guess they hoped I would eat more.

ronron's picture

i see you ran to your colouring book after the thrashing.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) monad Nov 28, 2016 5:53 PM

The problem is THAT NO ONE WAS INTERESTED IN HER WORK, the cunt just asked for a boycot.

Melania would never go so low as to wear those body bags..I just saw the collections of that cunt..made for fat bloated cunts like herself.

chiquita's picture

So what you're saying is Melania never even asked her to design anything for her in the first place???  Jeez--these assholes will do anything to get their 15 minutes.   I can't say I've been particularly impressed with what I've seen Melania wearing--seems to look a lot the same--usually white and mostly with strange sleeves.  I'm sure there's somebody out there who would fall over themselves to put great clothes on her that are more appealing (to all sexes--even you guys).  When you think about the prospects they would have had with those horrible pantsuits--wow--they have a real model to work with.  Who cares what her husband's politics are.  They've got a goldmine on their hands for at least four years.  Anything Melania wears would sell out immediately if she "lowered" herself to wear fashion the way Kate Middleton does.  And if her husband could get jobs back to the garment industry in NYC, who better to start that rally?  Instead of Internet bullying, maybe that should be Melania's cause.

Savvy's picture

So what you're saying is Melania never even asked her to design anything for her in the first place???

My guess is Sophie approached Melania offering her services and Melania laughed at the idea. Both at the atrocious designs and the idea she would use Mooch's 'dresser'. Mooch sorta played black trash when M and D showed up at the WH.

Son of Loki's picture

Melania does not wear a size "Woman's Plus 4X" like this jerk's previous client so she does not have to worry about being asked.

American Psycho's picture

Libs being hypocritical.... nothing to see here.

webmatex's picture

Yup another "fake news" story.

Next up:

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Fashion Maketh The Man - Michael.














Lumberjack's picture

You nailed it MDB! Kinda funny how some folks have more special rights than others, I mentioned in a post yesterday regarding the EOE...Now, If that special group doesn't hire someone because they are more qualified and not X.Y, or Z, they will get away with it. If the tables are turned, we all know how that works out. In both cases the lawyers get rich and.... I really like the "all folks were created equal" thingy, but this has gone waaaaay too far.

moneybots's picture

"Critical Race Theory 101 – denying service to privileged demographics such as white Christians is permissible"


Another great sarc, MDB, as you know that denying service based on race, is racism.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) moneybots Nov 28, 2016 5:50 PM


Don't Feed The Troll !