Of All Of Melania Trump's Looks, This Stands Above The Rest

It's no secret Melania Trump, former first lady of the United States (FLOTUS), has a passion for fashion. From Dolce & Gabbana to Gucci, to sky-high Louboutin heels, her wardrobe is fit for every occasion and event. The core of Trump's expensive style usually calls for skirt and matching jacket duos or the occasional cloak coat. But out of all her looks and couture gowns made by luxury designers during her time at the White House, one dress turned heads more than others, even landing itself in a museum – Trump's ivory, silk crepe column gown, with a slit in the skirt and ruffle accent, worn during the inaugural ball in 2017 (via Forbes).

"I've designed thousands of dresses," Hervé Pierre shared about designing the former first lady's iconic inaugural ball gown worn in January 2017. "But people will remember this one most particularly," he said (via The New York Times). Pierre was formerly creative director for Carolina Herrera, the iconic American designer whose dresses were often worn by first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, as per Vogue

Melania Trump's dress was made for history

Designer Hervé Pierre's goal was to create a dress for Melania Trump that had "respect for her point of view and respect for her style," even though he didn't really have a clear idea of either. He asked the former first lady for a few "key words, colors or images, even if they are not related to fashion." She only responded with pale blue, powder and vanilla, and the rest is history (via The Washington Post). Trump's look on the day of the inauguration was celebrated, and Pierre told The Washington Post of the design, "I really love the dress. It was a moment of grace." 

In October 2017, Trump donated her inaugural ballgown to the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. It is one of the museum's most popular exhibitions. "To be honest, what I would wear to the inaugural ball was the last thing on my mind," the former first lady said about the iconic dress (via CNN). "This piece is one of the many new beginnings of our family's history here in Washington. The president, Barron and I all love it here," she said at the time.