Melania Donates Beautiful Inaugural Gown to Smithsonian

FOTUS Melania Trump was absolutely stunning during President Donald Trump’s inauguration earlier this year, wearing an off-the-shoulder silk dress designed by Herve Pierre.

Now, the couture gown she wore joins an exhibit called the “First Ladies Collection,” that features 26 other first ladies’ inaugural gowns, at the National Museum of American History.

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The first lady said, “To be honest, what I would wear to the inaugural ball was the last thing on my mind,” she continued, “In fact, by the time I got around to thinking about my wardrobe choice,” she recalled, “poor Hervé was given only two weeks to design and produce this couture piece.”

Melania says that she asked him for a “modern, sleek, light, unique, and unexpected look.”

The Hill reports:

“I must tell you that it can be a daunting task to choose an outfit that will be [memorialized] and become a part of our nation’s story and forever history,” Trump, 47, said.

“It is now my hope that this piece is one of the many great beginnings to our family’s history here in Washington, D.C.,” Trump told the crowd at the Smithsonian.

Melania spoke fondly of her life in the White House, stating, “The president, Barron, and I love living here.”

In a Friday statement, Pierre said it was an honor to work with the first lady and to see his work preserved for future generations.

Pierre also added on Friday that he has thoroughly enjoyed working with the FLOTUS, calling it an honor. He said, “This has truly been a wonderful journey — from the extraordinary collaboration, to creating the piece, to seeing her wear it on an historic night, and now having it preserved in history forever in such an iconic exhibit — is something I will always cherish.”

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