What did First Lady Melania Trump wear to Donald Trump's Inauguration Day?

Herman Weaver
January 23, 2017

For the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, wife and new First Lady Melania Trump, turned up to the prestigious event in a powder blue cowl neck dress by no other than Ralph Lauren.

Donald Trump's former campaign opponent, former First Lady Hillary Clinton also wore white to the inauguration - and sported the same designer as First Lady Melania Trump.

The former fashionista looked right at home in the thigh-high slit dress accessorized with a subtle red belt and gorgeous sculptural ruffle she designed with Herve Pierre, former creative director of Carolina Herrera. "We immediately started to get complaints about Melania Trump wearing [the label]", an anonymous Ralph Lauren source told Glamour.

The New York Times reported thatRalph Lauren's office said of the decision to design Trump's clothes: "The presidential inauguration is a time for the United States to look our best to the world". We all know Obama's love for fit and flare dresses - how she embraced the style and made it her own - and while going out too she chose to go ahead with her go-to style.

Trump's daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany, attended the inauguration in white.

Mrs Trump planned to wear the Ralph Lauren outfit during the day and change into the gown for the evening's celebrations, which include a 1,500-people candlelight dinner at Union Station Thursday.

A pointed choice from the woman who is considered to be the unofficial first lady. Pierre, who has earlier dressed Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, said that it was a honour to dress the new First Lady.

Clinton dressed in a white trousers suit.

For seven years Michelle Obama avoided wearing the label, instead using her public wardrobe platform to support up-and-coming designers like Jason Wu. Iconic American designer Ralph Lauren created a (very Jackie O.) baby blue dress for FLOTUS that she matched with pumps of the same shade. President Benjamin Harrison wanted his constituents to buy American, and so his wife Caroline's dress was a trifecta of Americana: the silk was designed in IN, the fabric woven in upstate NY and the dress itself made in the Big Apple.

Mr Trump's senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, wore a Gucci military-style wool coat of red, white and blue, with two rows of cat-head buttons and a red cloche hat.

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