Do you know who won the inauguration? Definitely Melania Trump! She was the epitome of grace and class from her powder blue Ralph Lauren dress to her Norisol Ferrari military coat. Many people aptly drew comparisons between Melania and Jackie O, with side-by-side photos like this one:
So which designers dressed Melania for Trump’s inauguration, and what did they think of her ensembles? Here is the breakdown.
Melania Trump’s Norisol Ferrari Military Coat
Melania’s military-inspired black coat that she wore to lay the wreath at Arlington National ceremony was designed by Norisol Ferrari, who said:
I was honoured to dress the First Lady of the United States for her visit to Arlington Cemetery. Throughout American history, our military personnel have faced difficult circumstances with courage and bravery. The men and women interred at Arlington gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, as did their families who lost loved ones. We owe them our reverence and support.
Ferrari was horrified (and rightly so!) that several designers refused to dress Melania, saying:
I wanted to give her her own voice. Empowering women is all that matters to me. I do not discriminate whether for race, religion, colour of skin, sexuality, political affiliation… I really saw a person who is being misunderstood who is being scrutinized. She’s a woman and a mother and I am pro-woman. That at the end of the day is very important to me — equality for women and for all human beings. If that’s what I really believe, I had to do it.
I couldn’t have said it better myself! And as if I wasn’t totally in love with Norisol Ferrari at this point, she hit it over the top when she said:
God, I hope we can be a less angry nation.
But we are just getting started, wait until you see Melania’s gown on the next page… it is unreal!!!