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