Melania Trump Goes With a New York Designer for First Inaugural Outfit
Much like the president-elect, the designer doesn't care for famous people.
First lady-elect Melania Trump has stepped out for her first appearance during inaugural weekend, joining President-elect Donald Trump for the wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday.
Looking polished as usual, Melania donned an all-black ensemble: a black military-inspired coat and matching dress by New York-based designer Norisol Ferrari, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The solemn wardrobe was meant to pay tribute to American military service members, reports WWD.
Ferrari's bespoke designs are sold at luxury retailers and specialty boutiques, including Maxfield in Los Angeles, Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco and Richards in Greenwich, Conn. She also has an appointment-only concept store in Chelsea, New York.
Much like the president-elect, the designer doesn't care for famous people. Ferrari was once quoted saying in 2015, "Our collectors are the alpha divas of their worlds. They aren't motivated by celebrities. I don't care for celebrities. We've had our share, but they're not the driving force of the business." Janet Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato, Ashley Graham and Demi Moore are among the stars to have worn her designs.
There's much speculation as to what Melania will wear on Inauguration Day. It was rumored that she would wear Ralph Lauren (which THR senior fashion editor Booth Moore predicted would be a frontrunner) and that Karl Lagerfeld will be outfitting her.
Come Friday morning, Melania Trump did indeed wear Ralph Lauren. "We're curious to see if Melania has the same effect [as Michelle Obama] on these fashion designers," said Derek Blasberg on CNN.
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump arrived in a striking emerald green coat and matching dress that was paired with nude pumps and oversize shades.
Jan. 20, 7 a.m. ET: Updated with Melania Trump's Inauguration Day look.