Fake Quote Attributed to Designer Describing Melania as ‘Glorified Escort’ Abruptly Goes Viral
Tom Ford, the famous fashion designer, has recently slammed a fake tweet that spread online like wildfire, in which he supposedly called Melania Trump a "glorified escort" with "bad taste in men."
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, a spokeswoman for Ford took to his official Twitter account to say that the statement being shared online was fabricated and fake.
It has been reported that the person responsible for spreading the fake quote has already come to public to apologize, saying that there was no intention to harm Ford.
My sincere apologies for the Tom Ford post I posted, as I have seen it by Chris Spargo for the daily mail in 1/Dec/2016 and when I checked in Google it was real that Ford refused but without Chris Spargo's quote. It wasn't intentionally, please accept my apologies once again. pic.twitter.com/jr0rTTUOWc— Fares Alahmadi (@fras99) March 19, 2019
The original tweet, which has since been deleted, read "Tom Ford refuses to dress Melania Trump: 'I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men.'
The fake piece was based on something that Ford told the "The View" back in 2016. During his appearance on the show, the designer shared that he wouldn't dress the First Lady because she wasn't "really his image."
In reference to a fictitious statement attributed to Mr. Ford regarding First Lady Melania Trump: “This is an absolutely fabricated and completely fake quote that somehow went viral. Mr. Ford did not make this statement; it is completely false." - Tom Ford Spokeswoman— TOM FORD (@TOMFORD) March 19, 2019
A spokeswoman for Ford took to his official Twitter account to say that the statement being shared online was fabricated and fake
Besides being a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections, Ford said that his clothes were far too expensive for Melania to wear.
CREATING EMPATHY WITH THE PEOPLE
Ford argued that, as representatives of the American people, the President and the First Lady should wear more affordable designs so Americans could relate to them.
“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.”
Tom Ford, Elle, January 9, 2017
MELANIA'S FASHION SENSE
But even though Ford claimed Melania should wear cheaper designs, the First Lady has become known for her chic taste when it comes to fashion and wears items that reach six digits.
For example, during the second day of the G20 Summit, Melania joined the world leaders' wives wearing a beautiful cream polka dot dress that cost nearly $10,000.