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Ivanka Trump hires Hollywood stylist as she amps up role in the White House

Ivanka Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo: Getty
Ivanka Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo: Getty
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Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Ivanka Trump's role in the White House might be increasingly ambiguous, but one thing is for certain - she is taking her personal style seriously.

The mother-of-three - who is embroiled in controversy after she was given her own office in the West Wing as well as security clearance but has not yet been given an official title - has hired celebrity stylist Cat Williams for a presidential look, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The first daughter has reportedly been relying on Williams' style services in recent months and has been keeping her social media followers up to date with her couture looks, whether it's a $5,000 Carolina Herrera gown for the  Alfalfa Club dinner or an Oscar de la Renta statement coat during inauguration weekend.

While her high-end looks have landed her in hot water for being unrelatable to the average American, she has still become a fascinating fashion figure for many.

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner applaud as US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on February 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner applaud as US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on February 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Similarly, US first lady Melania has been relying on designer Herve Pierre for guidance with her wardrobe after the white gown they co-designed for the inauguration Liberty Ball was so well received.

Both women have their work cut out for them as some designers have refused to dress members of the family in response to President Trump's policies.

Designer Tom Ford said the reason he wouldn't be working with the Trumps was not necessarily a political move but one where he feels his expensive designs should not be worn in the White House as they are "very, very expensive" and not American made.

"Given this President's beliefs about 'made in America'–I think the clothes they wear should be made in America," he told Elle.com in January.

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser, depart Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida
US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser, depart Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida

"I think that whoever is the President, or the First Lady, should be wearing clothes at a price point that are accessible to most Americans, and wearing clothes made in America. My clothes are made in Italy, they're very, very expensive. I don't think most women or men in our country can relate to that, and I think the First Lady or the President should represent all people."

And Ivanka's eponymous fashion line has also had its fair share of hiccups as some retailers have boycotted her line, but overall sales have increased.

The collection said they had some of the highest performing weeks since the brand was launched last month.

"Since the beginning of February, they were some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand," Abigail Klem, the company's new president, told Refinery 29.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner, their two children Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon, second from right, and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner, their two children Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon, second from right, and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

"For several different retailers Ivanka Trump was a top performer online, and in some of the categories it was the [brand’s] best performance ever."

U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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