Whether you love her husband or hate him, there’s no denying that Melania Trump is by far the most stylish FLOTUS we have had since Jackie Kennedy. Melania Knauss married Donald Trump (23 years her senior) in 2005, and with that a carte blanche to buy whatever her heart desires. For Melania, that amounted to a rainbow of Hermes’ Birkin and Kelly handbags and access to the world’s best fashion designers… though there are some high-end designers who have come out against dressing Melania because of no other reason than the fact that she is married to Donald Trump.
Though she never reached the “supermodel” status during her brief modeling career, the world’s stage was her runway as she strutted her statuesque 5’11’ frame and elegant sense of style amongst the most powerful leaders around the globe. Before becoming the First Lady of the United States and while her husband was campaigning in 2016, we have seen how Melania’s fashion style have changed over the duration of her time in the White House; from her sexy cleavage revealing low cut dresses to a more conservative well tailored attired as First Lady. Perhaps the most thoughtful and sometimes controversial FLOTUS fashionista we’ve had the pleasure of watching, Melania if nothing else gives a lot of thought as to what she wears for whichever occasion she happens to attend.
Here’s a look back at her best outfits since she became First Lady.
January 20, 2021: Last Departure from the White House
For her final departure from the White House, Melania opted for an all black ensemble with a perfectly tailored pencil skirt by one of her favorite Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana, a classically fitted Chanel 3/4 sleeves jacket, long black gloves, her very favorite $795 Christian Louboutin’s alligator embossed heels and an very expensive Hermes alligator Birkin handbag. We have had the pleasure of seeing Melania style evolved from that of a New York socialite who was living it up with all the riches that her husband can buy to one of the most stylish First Lady the United States have had, exuding a symbol of elegance and style.
“I think Melania is a very beautiful woman and I think any designer should be proud to dress her… I don’t think people should become political about it. Everyone was happy to dress Michelle [Obama] as well. I think they look great in the clothes. You’re not going to get much more beautiful than…Melania.”Tommy Hilfiger
For the past four years, as the First Lady of the United States, Melania has had a onslaught of criticism for not supporting/dressing in more American designers given that she was perhaps the most watched and talked about public female. To her defense though, several American designers such as tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, came out and publicly refuse to dress her from day one starting with her husband’s inauguration in 2017. So much for setting politics aside and let fashion be just that…fashion.