Melania Trump’s Stylist Says $60,000 Trump PAC Payment Was Not Fashion-Related

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Hervé Pierre, Melania Trump's former stylist, recently addressed a report that he was paid $60,000 in four installments by the Save America PAC for "strategy consulting," ambiguous work that he confirmed was unrelated to his official fashion duties had to do, according to WWD.
Pierre said the $60,000 had nothing to do with his work during Trump's tenure. He also said the money was not tied to his work in the fashion industry.
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Pierre occasionally consults with the former first lady about her fashion choices, WWD reported. But that only accounted for 5 percent of his work for her, he said.
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"Like any other first lady, there is a life after the White House that involves many aspects other than fashion. I've been fortunate to have worked in prestigious houses, designed [costumes] for ballets and recently worked in interior design. There are many upcoming projects in this post-White House phase.”
Pierre added, "It is a great honor for me and very creative to express my point of view on some of these projects." He declined to comment on whether a presidential library was one of those projects.
Pierre said home decorating is "his other job now," adding, "Overall, it's not that much about fashion anymore since I've closed our atelier."
In a statement to WWD, Melania Trump's office said: "Mr. Pierre is a world-renowned artist. His work spans many different areas, 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 choice made headlines around the world.
Overall, Mrs. Trump opted for chic European and American designers, giving her an air of cool sophistication, but by far her most infamous look is 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 WWD noted, the FEC does not allow "candidate committees formed to raise money for a particular candidate to spend money on personal items, including clothing."
While Mrs. Trump prefers designers like Dior and Calvin Klein, the former president is a fan of suits by Brooks Brothers and Brioni; Suits from the latter brand start at $5,000 off the shelf.
"The next stylist for the first lady is going to jump into a situation that is - I won't say James Bond - but very mysterious and secretive," Pierre told WWD last year.
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