It has nothing to do with the first lady herself. It's about what she represents.
“I don’t think I would [dress Melania Trump]. I think for a while everyone was trying to figure out what to do. Unfortunately, it really doesn’t have anything to do with her, but she is representing what’s happening politically and what’s happening politically right now is not really good for anyone," Siriano said in the interview.
Siriano, who is one of the most famous winners of "Project Runway," isn’t afraid to use fashion as a way to voice his perspectives and be a catalyst for change.
For Siriano, the cultural views and values of the people he dresses is paramount.
He told TIME, “I think to an extent, it’s important because as designers, that’s the only voice we have. But it’s not just her. If I got a call from somebody tomorrow that was, say, a musician, who was all over Twitter or Instagram hate-bashing people, I wouldn’t dress her either. I dress people that I can support and support what they’re doing in their lives. That’s why it’s important to me and it should be important to every designer because the people that you put in your brand represent the brand."
Other designers who've taken a firm stance against dressing the first lady Melania Trump include Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford.