Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Culture | By Elsie Buchanan

Designer of Pro-Trump Grammys Dress Is an Immigrant

Designer of Pro-Trump Grammys Dress Is an Immigrant

Singer Joy Villa made quite the political statement at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Prior to the start of Grammys 2017, Villa entered the red carpet wearing an all-white voluminous cape and carrying a heart-shaped clutch early in the evening.

On the red carpet Villa wore a gown of red, white and blue with the words "Make America Great Again" on the front and "Trump" on the back.

Villa's look read "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" down the bodice and featured red stripes and white stars. Reviews include sentiments like "thank you for supporting TRUMP!"

Soriano, who also designed the orange "fence" dress Villa wore to the 2015 Grammys, echoed the singer's views in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

She was also climbing the charts on iTunes. No more being hidden, no more shame for standing on what you believe in.

When Donald Trump is away, his supporters come out and play.

The 25-year-old, who was not nominated, posted Instagram pictures of herself in her controversial gown, carrying her heart-inspired purse. Her unveiling of the dress had a dramatic effect at the Awards show that is famous for being frequented by liberal attendees.

WND's requests for comment from Villa and two of her publicists hadn't been returned at the time of this report.

The gown, which earned many reactions from online users, was designed by a Filipino designer Andre Soriano who immigrated to the U.S. and became a naturalized citizen.

Soriano skirted questions regarding the meat of his political beliefs, but said he is a proud American and believes that he is an example of the American dream.

"I'm like, 'Joy, We have to make a statement on what is right for our country, of what we believe in, for the Constitution, ' " said Soriano. I'm from the Philippine islands.

"There are a lot of people that are in power that really misconstrued what this country stands for", he said. "Your support and love have changed the nation's dialogue from one of hate to that of love and acceptance". I am a minority, Joy is black.

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