Consideration rumors that Karl Lagerfeld would design Melania Trump’s inaugural gown, the FLOTUS lived a different route when she attended the Liberty Ball alongside her silence. Though her crisp white silhouette might be attention-grabbing, what with its off-the-shoulder configuration, leg slit, crimson bow, and dramatic ruffle, it’s not exactly shocking.
Melania collaborated on the mob with French designer Hervé Pierre, who recently left his 14-year tack as creative director at Carolina Herrera and who Melania originally tapped for his stylist obligations. Pierre gave an in-depth interview to Harper’s Bazaar, detailing his relationship and handle in partnering with Melania:
«She was very specific about the neckline, close to all the lines being parallel. It was important for us not to follow any recipe for a ‘First Lady gown.’ . . . She’s presidential now; she’s not nothing but a fashion plate. I believe it was something modern, which was not done in advance of — thank God. The lines are as sleek as a paper cut; the curves of the skirt are fluid, yet the inclusive shape is sharp and intense. For me it reflects her personality.»
When asked hither the politics of dressing Melania, Pierre said, «I’m not doing politics, I’m doing bedecks. We are not suddenly brokering a big deal between China and Russia. If people don’t hankering to dress her, I think it’s sad, but I was honored. I don’t criticize these people — it’s their exceptional, and that’s the beauty of democracy.»
Melania is not afraid to try out bold trends while in the visible eye, and she’s got a glamorous taste as far as eveningwear goes, having worn a gold sequined Reem Acra accouter to dinner the night before the inauguration. After sporting a blue cashmere Ralph Lauren layer earlier, Melania completed her patriotic color story with the supplement of red and white, thanks to the custom piece she cocreated.
Read on to get a closer look and find a glimpse of the beaded Carolina Herrera princess gown Ivanka geared, seemingly solidifying the Trump family’s relationship with the fashion house.