Thursday 21 September 2017

US First Lady Melania Trump designed her inauguration dress with Hervé Pierre

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Freedom Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump address the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Armed Forces Ball at the National Building Museum January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The ball is part of the celebrations following Trump's inauguration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during the Salute to Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017.
President Donald Trump introduces first lady Melania Trump at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump thank guests during the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The ball is part of the celebrations following Trump's inauguration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump thank guests during the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The ball is part of the celebrations following Trump's inauguration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania leave St. John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Trump's inauguration.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump will attend a series of balls to cap his Inauguration day. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania leave St. John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Trump's inauguration.
President-elect Donald Trump (2ndR),and his wife Melania Trump (2ndL), are greeted by President Barack Obama and his wife first lady Michelle Obama, upon arriving at the White House on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Later in the morning President-elect Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president during an inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance during the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The ball is part of the celebrations following Trump's inauguration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (R) and her husband Jared Kushner arrive at the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017
Ivanka Trump (R) dances with her husband Jared Kushner during A Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum on January 20, 2017
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner on stage at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017
Ivanka Trump (R) dances with her husband Jared Kushner and Eric Trump dances with his wife Lara Yunaska during the inaugural Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Ivanka Trump (2nd L) and husband Jared Kushner smile on stage with Eric Trump and wife Lara Trump (L) at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the Inauguration Day parade route after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States
U.S. President Donald Trump introduces his wife, first lady Melania Trump, as they arrive at the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner look back as they leave the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Ivanka Trump dances with her husband Jared Kushner at U.S. President Donald Trump's "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural parade from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump descend the stairs to review troops on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. REUTERS/Michael Heiman/Pool
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife and the Trump family, attend the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump introduces first lady Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the Inauguration Day parade route after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. REUTERS/Evan Vucci-Pool
Melania Trump arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
Ivanka Trump (L) and Donald Trump, Jr. arrive on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS\Win McNamee\Pool
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner leave after the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool
Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. arrive on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
Ivanka Trump arrives for the Presidential Inauguration of Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner arrive at inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool
Caitlin McBride

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US First Lady Melania Trump designed her own dress with the help of Hervé Pierre.

The former model (46) opted for an off the shoulder crepe own for the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington D.C., which she collaborated on.

Pierre released a statement to WWD, saying he has dressed all the first ladies throughout his two decade career in different fashion houses.

"It’s an honour to dress the First Lady. I was actually lucky because over my 20 years in the U.S., I dressed all the first ladies: Mrs. Clinton at Oscar [de la Renta], Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Obama at Carolina Herrera. So I feel lucky and honored to dress Melania Trump, but this time under my name," he said.

U.S. President Donald Trump introduces his wife, first lady Melania Trump, as they arrive at the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
U.S. President Donald Trump introduces his wife, first lady Melania Trump, as they arrive at the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Pierre added that Mrs Trump "doesn't plan to change it [her style] because of her new function.

"So it was fun to respect her very tailored sense of fashion and to translate it in a gown. The lines are sharp, the design has no fuss and reflects Mrs. Trump’s vision of fashion and the way she feels in a gown."

"She knows what she likes. Our conversations were, and are, very easy. She knows about fashion, as a former model. She is aware about constructions, so we have already the same vocabulary when it comes to designing a dress."

Many designers publicly refused to dress the mother-of-one in response to her husband's campaign rhetoric, including Tom Ford, who said he didn't think his expensive designs should be worn by any first lady.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump address the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump address the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C

"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," he told Elle.com.

"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."

President Trump responded, saying: "Tom Ford came out and said he was not dressing Melania. He was never asked. I never liked him or his designs. He’s never had something to dress like that."

Meanwhile, first daughter Ivanka opted for a glittering gown by Carolina Herrera, adorned with Swarovski crystals.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Freedom Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Ivanka Trump (R) and her husband Jared Kushner arrive at the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017
Ivanka Trump (R) and her husband Jared Kushner arrive at the Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017
First lady Melania Trump (R), stands with Ivanka Trump as a parade passes the inaugural parade reviewing stand in front of the White House on January 20, 2017
First lady Melania Trump (R), stands with Ivanka Trump as a parade passes the inaugural parade reviewing stand in front of the White House on January 20, 2017

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