Monday 18 December 2017

#TBT: The definitive guide to Melania Trump's 2003-2006 style

(L to R) Melania Trump from 2003-2005
(L to R) Melania Trump from 2003-2005
Model Melania Trump arrives at the Season Five Finale of "The Apprentice" at the California Market Center on June 5, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, arrive at the Museum of Modern Art reception on the first day of the royal 10 day visit to the U.S., on November 1, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife Melania attend Fashion Group International's 22nd Annual "Night Of Stars" at Cipriani's 42nd Street October 27, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Melania Trump attends the 17th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon at The Pierre October 26, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrives at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Donald (L) and Melania Trump arrive at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attends day 4 of Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 at Bryant Park September 12, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attends day 4 of Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 at Bryant Park September 12, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attends the premiere of "War Of The Worlds" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 23, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump arrives at the The Apprentice - Finale After Party, at Planet Hollywood, Times Square on May 19, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Melania Trump attends the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump attend the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Melania Trump attends the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 20, 2005 in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Melania Trump arrives at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 20, 2005 in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Melania Trump arrives for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 20, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrive for Time Magazine Celebrates New "Time 100" list of Most Influential People In The World on April 19, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Model Melania Trump attends the opening hosted by Donald Trump of the Veranda penthouse which showcases designers on April 12, 2005 at Trump Park Avenue in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump attend the Martha Graham Dance Company Opening Night Gala at Tavern On The Green on April 6, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump pose for photos in the lobby of the main tent during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 at Bryant Park February 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the opening night of her new musical "Under The Bridge" on January 6, 2005 at The Zipper Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Melania Knauss attends the after party for the final episode of "The Apprentice 2" at the Roseland Ballroom December 16, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania arrive at a gala to honor leaders in tourism sponsored by NYC & Company at the Museum of Modern Art December 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania arrive at a gala to honor leaders in tourism sponsored by NYC & Company at the Museum of Modern Art December 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the "2004 CFDA Fashion Awards" at the New York Public Library June 7, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the launch party for the new photo book, "Backstage Sexy" at Spice Market February 11, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the 2004 NBC Winter Press Tour All-Star Party at the Highlands on January 14, 2004 in Hollywood, California.
Melania Trump in 2003
Melania Knauss arrives at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the 69th Regiment Armory November 13, 2003 in New York City. The fashion show will air November 19, 2003 on CBS. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melanie Knauss attend The G & P Foundation For Cancer Research salutes The World of Entertainment and Media at The Angel Ball
Melania Trump in 2003
Melania Trump in 2003
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Before she was First Lady, she was a model and staple on the New York City social scene.

And with that, came an obnoxious wardrobe the Real Housewives would be proud of. She is a perfectly preened designer dream these days, adopting a presidential style of her own throughout her husband's campaign, but this week, we've combed through the archives to relive her early days in the spotlight.

Melania's personal style truly shone from 2003 to 2006 - during a time filled with Met Galas, Celebrity Apprentice parties and the Oscars.

Check out the gallery below for all the best looks:

Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attends day 4 of Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 at Bryant Park September 12, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attends day 4 of Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 at Bryant Park September 12, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Melania Trump in 2003
Melania Trump in 2003
Melania Trump in 2003
Melania Knauss arrives at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the 69th Regiment Armory November 13, 2003 in New York City. The fashion show will air November 19, 2003 on CBS. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump pose for photos in the lobby of the main tent during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 at Bryant Park February 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the 2004 NBC Winter Press Tour All-Star Party at the Highlands on January 14, 2004 in Hollywood, California.
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the launch party for the new photo book, "Backstage Sexy" at Spice Market February 11, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the "2004 CFDA Fashion Awards" at the New York Public Library June 7, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania arrive at a gala to honor leaders in tourism sponsored by NYC & Company at the Museum of Modern Art December 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the "2004 CFDA Fashion Awards" at the New York Public Library June 7, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania arrive at a gala to honor leaders in tourism sponsored by NYC & Company at the Museum of Modern Art December 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Melania Knauss attends the after party for the final episode of "The Apprentice 2" at the Roseland Ballroom December 16, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the opening night of her new musical "Under The Bridge" on January 6, 2005 at The Zipper Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump attend the Martha Graham Dance Company Opening Night Gala at Tavern On The Green on April 6, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Model Melania Trump attends the opening hosted by Donald Trump of the Veranda penthouse which showcases designers on April 12, 2005 at Trump Park Avenue in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrive for Time Magazine Celebrates New "Time 100" list of Most Influential People In The World on April 19, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Melania Trump arrives for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 20, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Melania Trump arrives at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 20, 2005 in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Annual Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 20, 2005 in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Melania Trump attends the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump attend the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Melania Trump attends the MET Costume Institute Gala Celebrating Chanel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2005 In New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attends the premiere of "War Of The Worlds" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 23, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attends day 4 of Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 at Bryant Park September 12, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Donald (L) and Melania Trump arrive at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrives at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on September 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Melania Trump attends the 17th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon at The Pierre October 26, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife Melania attend Fashion Group International's 22nd Annual "Night Of Stars" at Cipriani's 42nd Street October 27, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, arrive at the Museum of Modern Art reception on the first day of the royal 10 day visit to the U.S., on November 1, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Model Melania Trump arrives at the Season Five Finale of "The Apprentice" at the California Market Center on June 5, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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