Zac Posen: Top designer on why he won't dress Donald Trump's family

For a fashion designer, getting a politician or their family to wear your clothes is usually seen as a huge coup and a big deal.

Much like ‘the Kate effect’ (that’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), whenever former First Lady Michelle Obama wore a particular item of clothing, it provided a huge boost to the designer or brand responsible – there was even a scientific study into how her wardrobe choices affected the fashion market.

But many designers, including Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Derek Lam, Joseph Altuzarra, Phillip Lim and Sophie Theallet, have refused to dress the new inhabitants of the White House in protest at Trump’s

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