For the last eight years, Michelle Obama’s fashion as First Lady has been controversial, to say the least. Some have said that her fashion choices are brilliant, while others have called them hideous. Now that the country has a new First Lady, there has been much speculation as to how she would measure up, fashion-wise. Would she be another fashion icon, like Jacqueline Kennedy? Or would she be a dud, like Michelle Obama? Thursday night, we finally got to find out. And Melania Trump did not disappoint.
The Trumps attended their first cabinet dinner, the Candlelight Dinner at Union Station. She wore a gold-beaded Reem Acra gown, which featured a high neckline, long sleeves, and a fitted bodice.
Suffice it to say, Melania looked incredible.
A Trump spokesperson said,
The First Lady-elect is wearing the renowned international designer, Reem Acra, to celebrate the 58th presidential inauguration at a candlelight dinner with her husband, President-elect Donald Trump, and their supporters. Mrs. Trump appreciates the well-wishes she has received from around the world and looks forward to participating in the events of the next few days along with the American people.
Acra is a native of Beirut, Lebanon, and has lived in Hong Kong and Paris before settling in New York. Judging by the fashions Melania wore over the past several days, she is well on her way to being the next major style icon… even though multiple designers (mostly Michelle Obama’s) refused to dress her. Clearly, she doesn’t need Michelle Obama’s stylists to look like a million dollars.