Melania Trump donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian

Both designer Hervé Pierre and first lady Melania Trump talked about the tight turn-around they had to design what the first lady called a'gorgeous couture piece

"So you can imagine that after he won, we were very busy", Trump said in a speech full of personal anecdotes.

While many designers have refused to dress Melania, the designer has explained why he chose to design the gown for her.

What she would wear the night of the inauguration was the last thing on her mind, she noted, so "poor Hervé was only given two weeks to design and produce this couture piece".

Mrs. Trump's gown was added to the exhibit that features 26 dresses, including some worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama, along with other items. "The President, Barron and I all love it here", she added.

The gown, designed by Herve Pierre in collaboration with Trump, featured a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim from the neckline to the hem and a claret ribbon around the waist.

The designer was on hand and Mrs. Trump introduced him, calling Pierre "a true artist and a real professional", The Post reported. She didn't want a big ball gown, she wanted something sleek, ivory, vanilla. "I've designed thousands of dresses, but people will remember this one most particularly", he said. Pierre said the two are working on her looks for an upcoming trip to Asia.

Trump told the story of the gown's origin. By contrast, Hillary Clinton's 1993 inaugural gown was a purple lace and sequins number by Sarah Phillips, with long sleeves, a belt and a sheer overlay skirt.

Trump's predecessor, Michelle Obama, ushered in a new era of modern inaugural ball style, opting for designer Jason Wu for both of her husband's inaugural celebrations.

Trump, who officially moved to Washington in June, has been growing more comfortable in her first lady role of late, making a solo trip to Canada to cheer Americans participating in an athletic competition for wounded service members and veterans and visiting a West Virginia care centre for babies born dependent on opioids.

Pierre, who also was at the ceremony, said it was an honor to work with her on the dress.

Related News:



Most liked

Obama returns to campaign trail with Virginia, New Jersey events
Obama's legacy, making him a more powerful surrogate who can energize Democratic voters. Ferguson, though, said that the first year of the Trump administration has enhanced Mr.

Recalled Ikea dresser linked to death of another toddler
Consumers with chests and dressers manufactured prior to January 2002 will be eligible for a partial store credit. Ikea added that it has "worked hard to make participation in the recall as easy as possible for consumers".

Raiders stun Chiefs with last second touchdown in Thursday night thriller
Carr had his best game of the season, throwing for 417 yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions, and no sacks. The Raiders are now 3-4 on the season and only two games back of the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs .

Abducted female Pakistani journalist returned home
Shahzadi's family suffered a tragedy in March 2016 when her teenaged brother, distraught over her kidnapping, hanged himself. He added that tribals from Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces played an important role in Shahzadi's rescue.

Agent indicates Celtics forward Hayward is likely to miss season
The surgery was performed by Drs. "We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form", Bartelstein added . I wish you the best of luck. "We are bringing [rookie] Jabari Bird back and using one of his [G-League] two-way days today".

Harvey Weinstein 'Bullied His Way Into Her Room': Attorney
She told the paper she finally came forward at the urging of her children, who told her, "You just need to be strong, Mom". The allegations made by an Italian model-actress involve a 2013 incident at a hotel, according to the Los Angeles Times .

Volkswagen all-electric racer to tackle Pikes Peak
The current record for EV prototypes is 8 minutes and 57.118 seconds and was set by driver Rhys Millen in 2016. Frank Welsch, a member of the board responsible for development.

United Kingdom among worst in Europe for pollution-related deaths
Most of these deaths happened through heart diseases, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. India accounted for about 28 percent of an estimated nine million pollution linked deaths worldwide in 2015.

Across from White House, Muslims and allies protest travel ban
And once again, the judges also found that Trump's own public statements, on Twitter and elsewhere, have only hurt his case. In fact, it is even worse: The prior versions were temporary, but this one is indefinite and potentially permanent.

Who Is Frederica Wilson, the Cowboy-Hat-Wearing Florida Democrat Fighting Trump?
Of those families who agreed to speak, about nine said they had contact with the president while nine others said they had not. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson accused Trump of being insensitive to the mother of a fallen soldier during a recent phone call.

How to get the most out of this weekend's Orionid meteor shower
For best success, try to get away from city lights; face the south-southeast and enjoy the stars of the fall Milky Way. The shower should be visible both Friday and Saturday nights, and the best viewing will be between midnight and dawn.

Feds Grant Maine's Request For Another REAL ID Waiver
TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. However, back in May, the state began accepting documents so they'd be on file when REAL ID finally goes into effect.

Protests begin against Richard Spencer at Univ. of Florida
They clashed violently with counterprotesters , including members of the so-called antifa movement (short for anti-fascists). But hundreds of them, along with many non-students, defied those requests, marching on the campus theater Spencer rented.

Dallas Cowboys win hosting duties for 2018 National Football League draft big show
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 2018 NFL draft will be held at the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. Philadelphia hosted 1,800 accredited media and generated more than $94 million in economic impact for the city.

Record Audiences Get Set to Make the 2017 Grand National the Biggest To Date
For some , it will be a case of asking which horses have been at their most impressive this season that will give them the clues as to which Grand National horses to bet on .