Good news guys, Vanity Fair reckons Melania Trump will soon have no choice but to go around naked:
Melania Trump may be keeping relatively quiet since her husband became the president-elect of the United States, but that doesn’t mean she’s not feeling the heat of his frequent controversies. Since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton at the polls last week, the fashion industry has been forced to consider whether it wants a role in the new administration at all. Current First Lady Michelle Obama has been styled and dressed by designers since she stepped into the White House eight years ago—and has frequented the covers of magazines like Vogue and Essence—but whether Melania Trump will encounter the same treatment has become an ongoing debate due to her husband’s alienating and alarming rhetoric. On Thursday, designer Sophie Theallet, who has dressed Obama in the past, posted an open letter to her Twitter account saying she will not dress Trump and urged other designers to follow suit.
According to Theallet:
Integrity is our only true currency.
I tried the “integrity is my currency” gambit this afternoon at Coles; the checkout chick made me produce cash.
By the way, click the “feeling the heat” link above, the guy – and I use that term loosely – is a hoot.
Update: Catherine Deveny:
Sign up for one of Deveny’s writing seminars and pay with your integrity. Good luck with that.