Melania Trump’s Stylist Herve Pierre Says Trump PAC’s $60,000 Payment Wasn’t Fashion Related
Hervé Pierre, Melania Trump’s former stylist, addressed a recent report that he was paid $60,000 by the Save America PAC in four installments for “strategy consulting,” an ambiguous job he confirmed was he was unrelated to his official fashion duties, according to WWD.
Pierre said the $60,000 was unrelated to any work he did during Trump’s tenure. He also said the money was unrelated to his work in fashion.
Pierre occasionally consults the former first lady on her clothing choices, WWD reported. But that was only 5% of his work for her, he said.
“As for all other first ladies, there is a life after the White House, which involves many other aspects than fashion. I am lucky to have worked in prestigious houses, to have designed [costumes] for ballets and more recently to work in interior design. There are many future projects in this post-White House [stage.]”
Pierre added: “It’s a great honor for me and it’s very creative to give my point of view on some of these projects. He would not say whether a presidential library was part of those plans.
Pierre said interior design was ‘his other job now’, adding: ‘Overall it’s not so much about fashion anymore, like I [have] closed our workshop.
In a statement to WWD, Melania Trump’s office said, “Mr. Pierre is a world famous artist. Her work spans many different fields, not just fashion design. His expertise is used for special projects and events.
During the Trump presidency, there were several instances where Melania Trump’s outfit choices made headlines around the world.
Overall, Mrs. Trump opted for chic and sleek European and American designers that gave her an air of cold sophistication, but her most notorious look by far was the “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” Zara jacket she wore while visiting the New Hope children’s shelter in McAllen, Texas in 2018.
As noted WWDthe FEC “does not allow candidate committees, which are formed to raise funds for a specific candidate, to spend money on personal items, including clothing.”
While Mrs. Trump favors designers like Dior and Calvin Klein, the former president is a fan of suits from Brooks Brothers and Brioni; suits from the latter brand start at $5,000.
“The First Lady’s next stylist is going to get into a situation that is – I don’t mean James Bond – but is very mysterious and secretive,” Pierre said. WWD Last year.