One of America's most talented and iconic fashion corsets wholesale designers has revealed that he has no desire to dress Melania Trump in his clothes - and has already refused to work with her in the past.
Tom Ford stopped long gown dress by The View on Wednesday to talk about his new film Nocturnal Animals, and also spent some time talking about first lady fashion.
'We've got a new first lady, Melania Trump, and she's quite beautiful, and she's thin, she's gonna look great in [your] clothes, no?' host Joy Behar asked Ford at the top of the interview, clearly hoping to learn if Ford would consider working with the former model or had a strict ban.
A hesitant looking Ford paused for a moment before responding to the question, saying: 'I don't know. I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined.'
He then explained his reason for passing on the offer by stating: 'Well, she's not necessarily my image.'
Ford, 55, then told Behar and the other hosts that he would also not be dressing Melania while she was in the White House, saying his clothes are 'too expensive' for a first lady to wear because they have to 'relate to everybody.'
His designer wears were not 'too expensive' for the current first lady though, who Ford outfitted in a custom-made ivory evening gown back in 2011 for a dinner with the royal family at Buckingham Palace. Ford even threw in a pair of gloves to round out the look.
The price of the dress was never given since it was one-of-a-kind, but Ford's gowns tend to start around $5,000, with many of his evening looks being priced in the five-figure range.
'Michelle I dressed once when she was going to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Queen,' said Ford when asked to comment on some of Michelle's more expensive looks.
'I thought that was appropriate and I was honored.'
When prodded a bit more about whether Melania should really stop wearing expensive clothes once her husband takes office, Ford simply said: 'I'll leave that to Melania.'
He also made a point of noting that he would not dress Hillary Clinton if she was in the White House.