First Lady Melania Trump gives a Desi touch to outfits during India visit

First Lady Melania Trump during an interaction with students of Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School during a visit to a Delhi Government School, at Moti Bagh, Feb. 25.

Prior to her maiden state visit to India, there was a lot of discussion on what the First Lady Melania Trump would pack for the trip. Would she wear an Indian designer like former First Lady Michelle Obama, many wondered.

When she arrived in Ahmedabad on Feb. 23, Melania Trump stepped out of Air Force One, in white jumpsuit by Atelier Caito for Herve Pierre with a sash made from vintage green silk with gold metallic thread. On Instagram, Pierre said the sash was cut in “early [20th] century Indian textile documents I found in Paris through very good friends who are collectors.” 

He said the “sash is made out of green silk and gold metallic thread.” He said they used the border “which was the most interesting piece we could use as it was a vintage piece.” For shoes, the first lady went with a pair of white pumps with a pointed toe. Footwear News says that although “it’s uncertain which brand of footwear she was clad in,” the First Lady “often chooses either Manolo Blahnik’s BB pumps or Christian Louboutin’s So Kate.”

Earlier, while boarding Air Force One for the trip on Feb. 22, Melania Trump was spotted in a black coat over a turtleneck and checked pants from Rachel Roy. For footwear, she selected Roger Vivier’s Belle Vivier flats.

First Lady Melania Trump gives a Desi touch to outfits during India visit

White House senior advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive for a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Feb. 25.

On the second day, the first lady wore a floral print white gown by Venezuelan fashion designer Caroline Herrera. She accessorized the dress with red belt and white textured leather stilettos. She stuck with the same designer for the state dinner in New Delhi in the evening with a pink gown and chandelier earrings from the Jaipur-based Amrapali Jewels.

Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser, chose to wear Indian designers on her second day in India. For the state dinner she was seen in floor-length white jacket over a white silk gown by an unknown Indian designer with gold embroidery on both sleeves. During the day, she chose a chic, traditional handwoven shalwar kameez by Anita Dongre.

The previous day, Ivanka Trump dressed in a floral printed baby blue and red dress by Proenza Schouler and red pumps.

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