Tom Ford targeted the US First Lady Melania Trump, refusing to make insulting comments, after a tweet, where he allegedly called Melania “glorious escort” which went viral.
In the middle of the controversy, the tweet reads, “Tom Ford refuses to dress Melania Trump: ‘I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has a bad taste in men,”
As per the reports, the statement which since has been criticized as fake was shared through an unknown Twitter account, which attracted more than 3,000 retweets and 13,000 likes.
“This is an absolutely fabricated and completely fake quote that somehow went viral. Mr. Ford did not make this statement; it is completely false,” a spokeswoman for the top-notch designer stated in a bid to calm the media frenzy.
Since then the Twitter account has apologized and removed the tweet.
The same account later tweeted, “My sincere apologies for the Tom Ford post I posted.” Ford has earlier been known to have distanced himself from the Trumps, denying to dress Melania “quite a few years ago.”
In 2016, Ford has said while referring to the First Lady, “She’s not necessarily my image,”
“I think that whoever is the President, or the First Lady, should be wearing clothes at a price point that are accessible to most Americans, and wearing clothes made in America.
She further added saying in 2017, My clothes are made in Italy, they’re very, very expensive. I don’t think most women or men in our country can relate to that, and I think the First Lady or the President should represent all people,”