From the runway in Paris to the cover of Vogue magazine, Melania Trump has become a fashion icon, yet what she decides to wear to the inaugural balls on Friday night could be the most important fashion decision of her life.
Inaugural gowns worn by America’s first ladies have often wound up in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
“They’re on the world stage, every camera that’s available will be there photographing the inauguration and that first dance in the inaugural gown,” said Ann Stock, former White House social secretary and Bloomingdale’s executive.
“It’s the history of who we are,” said Stock. “It’s our humanity and our history unfolding before us.”
“It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration,” Donald Trump told The New York Times, confident that she’ll make the perfect choice.
Although dozens of designers have begged for the opportunity, the liberal media seems obsessed with presenting an illusion that ‘nobody will dress her’, after a couple of fringe designers ‘refused’ without ever being asked. The most well-known being Sophie Theallet, who designed clothes for Michelle Obama, and was an outspoken Hillary supporter.
Hilfiger, who has an office in Trump Tower, told Women’s Wear Daily that anyone should be proud to dress the new first lady and President Trump’s daughter Ivanka – who is also expected to take on a prominent role in Washington.
When she wore a Dolce & Gabbana black dress on New Year’s Eve, the first Stefano Gabbana heard about it was when he stumbled across a picture online. He took to Instagram with pride, tapping out five hearts and a “thank you.”
Melania favors the sleek, figure-hugging look of a wealthy New York woman. She buys expensive and she buys European. She wore Christian Dior for her wedding, and was seen in a $2,200 Roksanda Ilincic dress on the campaign trail.
But, insiders suggest this dress will show a different Melania.
“It will be an American designer and it will be made in America.”