Netizens react as Melania Trump wears Monique Lhuillier gown
US First Lady Melania Trump wore a silk gown by Filipino designer Monique Lhuillier to the Ford’s Theatre Gala, drawing both praise and criticism from netizens.
Lhuillier herself posted photos of the first lady last Monday on her Facebook Page with the caption “Elegant in silk!”
One photo showed US President Donald Trump holding her hand as they exited the stage.
The post has since received almost 500 likes or reactions. Some posted about how the beautiful gown matched the “classy” and beautiful first lady while others criticized Lhuillier for letting the controversial first lady wear her gown.
“Ugh! I love you and I wish you wouldn’t dress this family,” one Facebook user commented. But another said, “Monique, I love you more.”
Another user gave a thumbs down emoji after posting that Lhuillier is “a daughter of immigrants.”
Several designers have refused to dress Melania Trump because of her husband’s controversial decisions and rhetoric. Some of them used to design outfits for former first lady Michelle Obama.
According to Vogue, among the fashion designers who said they won’t dress the new first lady are Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Christian Siriano, Naeem Khan, Derek Lam and Sophie Thelleat.
Meanwhile, Melania Trump had worn dresses from Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana. Tommy Hilfiger also defended the first lady, saying any designer should be proud to dress her. KS/JE
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