The real hit of President Donald Trump’s trip overseas may have actually been the first lady. In almost every country she went to, Melania Trump made big news, particularly for her fashion.
Nowhere was that more evident than when Melania took a picture with the other wives in NATO. As you can see, she’s the star of the room — and America knows it.
Now, the New York Post reported that all of the designers who swore they wouldn’t dress the first lady are “softening” to Melania Trump after her first round of appearances.
And the best-looking First Lady of NATO is … Melania Trump!🎉🎊 pic.twitter.com/gfn63HZbb3
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As you can see from the picture, Melania Trump is clearly a commanding presence, even among the many women who form the first wives of NATO. She also clearly outclassed the new first lady of France, Brigitte Trogneux.
— Canadian Deplorable (@SylviaCoppola) May 26, 2017
That presence and class has led to an unprecedented about-face from the fashion world.
The New York Post’s Page Six reported that dresses were arriving at Trump Tower at an alarming rate, and they weren’t for Ivanka.
“Most days, the lobby is brimming with wardrobe boxes delivered for Melania,” a source was quoted as saying. “Once she tries on the outfits and decides what she will keep, the boxes come back downstairs.”
Stylist Philip Bloch said Melania’s beauty and presence has been responsible for the about-face.
“There is a softening, a melting,” Bloch said. “Fashion people are fickle and fake. They are starting to see she is a beautiful woman who is married to the president, and it is an honor to dress her.”
“She doesn’t need couture. She can buy off the rack, and it looks beautiful,” he added. “She knows her size, and she knows what works on her. She luxuriates in minimal.”
Even a fashion writer for The Washington Post — a paper that ham-fistedly changed its slogan to “Democracy Dies in Darkness” after Melania’s husband was elected — defended the first lady for wearing a $51,000 Dolce & Gabbana dress to the NATO summit in Italy.
“The head-shaking and tsk-tsking over Melania Trump’s coat calls to mind the outrage and indignation that erupted in 2009 when Michelle Obama wore $540 Lanvin sneakers to a Washington food bank,” the article read. “There’s a big price gap between a pair of designer sneakers and a coat that costs as much as a house in some parts of the country, but the fundamental point is the same: fashion shame.”
“Clothes can be deeply symbolic. And Trump’s choice of Dolce & Gabbana — an Italian brand that has been deeply inspired by Sicilian culture — for a trip to Sicily makes sense,” it continued.
“Gabbana also has been quite vocal and enthusiastic in his willingness to associate his brand with the first lady, something many designers have not been comfortable doing because of her husband’s policies and temperament. Trump has worn the label multiple times on her inaugural foreign trip.
“And frankly, the floral coat is beautiful,” the writer added.
Melania has won over plenty of people, and we get the feeling this is just the beginning. If she can get the fashion world on her side, she can do anything.
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