vaqstyle 2017-01-21, 08:01
Donald Trump Inauguration: Melania Trump channels Jacqueline Kennedy in blue dress
If Hillary Rodham Clinton's failed presidential campaign was considered the Titanic, then fashion designer Ralph Lauren would be cast to play the role of Rose "there was room for two on that door" DeWitt Bukater.
While Clinton missed out on becoming the 45th president of the United States, Lauren's brand has flourished since her defeat.
His latest accomplishment came on Friday as a public relations coup when he was chosen to dress both the former first lady and the new occupant of the East Wing for Donald Trump's inauguration.
The American label was considered Clinton's most favoured on the hustings last year. She wore Ralph Lauren pantsuits to many high profile appearances - to accept the Democratic nomination for president, the televised debates, her concession speech and, on Friday, to witness Trump taking office. Albeit in a white number. A colour she wore for key events during the campaign, and in tribute to suffragettes.
Never one to shy away from emulating popular First Ladies, Melania Trump drew comparisons to Jacqueline Kennedy on Inauguration Day in 1961 by wearing a cornflower blue suit featuring a slim fitting cashmere dress and cropped wrap jacket. While she decided against a pill box hat, she paired the look with matching pumps and gloves for the day's festivities that included a Church service, coffee with the Obamas and the swearing in ceremony.
"The presidential inauguration is a time for the United States to look our best to the world. It was important to us to uphold and celebrate the tradition of creating iconic American style for this moment," a Ralph Lauren spokesperson said via a statement.
Melania previously wore Ralph Lauren - a white, one-shouldered jumpsuit - on election night.
President Trump's daughter, Ivanka, like Clinton, wore ivory by another grand American design house and storied bipartisan designer - Oscar de la Renta. It was the third de la Renta number the 35-year-old donned in Washington this week, after she wore a green coat for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery, followed by a white cap-sleeve gown with a dramatic black ribbon sash for a candlelight pre-inauguration dinner.