From News Day
Inauguration Day is all about pomp and tradition, but in fashion circles, what people care about is this: Who wore what when? Today’s ceremony found the new first lady, a former model born in Slovenia, embracing all-American style by wearing Ralph Lauren. And daughters Ivanka and Tiffany chose all-white ensembles — a call for calm and peace, perhaps? Here are some fashionable highlights of the inaugural festivities.
Inauguration Day found Melania Trump in sky-blue Ralph Lauren—“an American designer who transformed American fashion,” according to a statement from the new first lady’s spokeswoman. The ensemble includes a double-face cashmere cropped cutaway jacket and matching mock turtleneck dress, along with suede gloves and her signature stilettos.
A former model, Melania Trump was all glam at Thursday night’s candlelight dinner, wearing Lebanese-born Reem Acra’s gold-sequin column dress with long sleeves.
For Thursday’s wreath-laying ceremony, Melania Trump wore a military-style coat and matching dress by Norisol Ferrari, a couture designer in New York little known to all but the most elite shoppers. Ferrari told Women’s Wear Daily that the ensemble “was meant to pay homage to American military service members,” especially meaningful to Ferrari, whose biological father was wounded in military service.
First daughter Ivanka Trump left her own label behind for Thursday’s inaugural events, wearing a deep green coat and matching dress. Here, the family attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery—Melania Trump took some Twitter grief for the cats-eye sunglasses.
Both Trump daughters were in white for the inauguration ceremony. Ivanka wore slim pants with a long asymmetrical coat by Oscar de la Renta. Tiffany was in a white coat; according to CNN, Tiffany worked with stylist Phillip Bloch, a Long Islander and close friend of her mother, Marla Maples. Bloch told CNN that Tiffany was “very interested in working with women designers,” noting that female empowerment is one of her top issues.