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How Tom Ford Became The Latest Victim of Fake News & Other Style News You Need to Know

If you ever happen to grace your Instagram or Twitter feed during the week, you’ll know that the style world is constantly buzzing with something new and exciting. And TBH, it’s easy to miss a story or two in the shuffle. When you’re style-obsessed and can’t stand to miss the latest news in fashion, we’ve got your back.

Introducing The Style Buzz, your go-to source for quick recaps on everything happening in the style sphere. Time to catch up on any news you might have missed during your morning Twitter scroll — here’s the latest style buzz:

Tom Ford Releases Statement Against Melania Trump… Or Did He?

Tom Ford is in the news as the #2 trending topic in the United States, but not quite relating to his fashion brand. Ford allegedly made a statement slandering Melania Trump, Trump’s wife and First Lady. The real plot twist here, though, is the fact that there is no proof or sources to prove he actually said it. 

In a Tweet posted by Twitter user @fras99, covered by Bossip, it read, “Who likes Tom Ford? 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.” It has since been deleted.

Some folks on the Internet are applauding Ford in some pretty hilarious Tweets, and even shading the fact that Tom Ford has dressed a certain First Lady in the past, Michelle Obama.

A spokesperson for Ford denied this claim, according to Vox, saying, “This is an absolutely fabricated and completely fake quote attributed to Mr. Ford that has somehow gone viral.  Mr. Ford did not make this statement; it is completely false.”

Ford is a known Democrat and is notorious for shading the President in the past. During a 2016 episode of The View, Ford said he had been asked to dress Melania years before her husband considered running for office, but declined.

After Releasing a Statement, Louis Vuitton Has Confirmed to Pull Michael Jackson Inspired Pieces

Louis Vuitton has taken a striking difference in their artistic direction, most likely due to Virgil Abloh being appointed earlier last year. However, after their latest collection launch, only days before the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland showing at Sundance, they are facing serious backlash. 

In a statement to WWD, Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh stated, “I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights.”  Michael Burke, Vuitton’s chairman and chief executive officer added, “We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling and disturbing. Child safety and welfare is of utmost importance to Louis Vuitton. We are fully committed to advocating this cause.”



Louis Vuitton, whose fall-winter 2019 men’s wear collection drew inspiration from Michael Jackson’s pop-culture legacy, has reacted swiftly to the mounting controversy in the wake of the “Leaving Neverland” documentary. Virgil Abloh has commented on the Michael Jackson-inspired looks from his fall-winter 2019 for Louis Vuitton. “I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights,” Virgil Abloh, men’s artistic director at Vuitton, said in a statement released exclusively to WWD. . . . . . . #wwdfashion #LouisVuitton #VirgilAbloh #MichaelJackson

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The collection featured printed sweaters, t-shirts, trousers and jackets that were all influenced on past styles worn by Jackson throughout the years. There are many direct references as well, including Jackson’s signature loafers and white socks, sequined tops and flag prints. The brand has stated that they will not produce any item “that directly features Michael Jackson element”, and that the collection that remains will “purely reflect the true values of the brand and of our artistic director”, according to Vogue Australia.

So what do you think? Are you happy Tom Ford is refusing (or isn’t refusing?) to dress Melania Trump? Or are you relieved that Louis Vuitton made the decision to drop since the allegations? Tweet us and let us know! 

Madison Paloski is a senior at Lasell University studying fashion communication and promotion and graphic design.  She is currently the Editor in Chief of her school's chapter of Her Campus, an editorial stylist for POLISHED Magazine and Founder and Creative Director of the Fashion Styling and Photography Club on her campus.  She can most likely be found with an old film camera in hand, eating Chipotle, or at any local Saver's.  Her Instagram can be found at @maddiiiooyx and other work can be found at madisonpaloski.wixsite.com/portfolio.