When First Lady Melania, Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, accompanied the President to his meeting with Pope Francis. Interesting to note both Trump women were wearing head coverings, a piece of clothing they both went without when they visited the Islamic country, Saudi Arabia.
A number of people noticed this and asked questions. Well, there’s a reason for that and it has been explained by the First Lady’s spokeswoman. She said that Saudi Arabia did not specifically ask both women to cover their hair while visiting but the Vatican protocol is formal black clothing with a veil so the women had to respect that and comply.
However, it should be noted that Ms Trump would have been required to wear a head covering and remove her shoes had she visited any mosques or Muslim holy sites.
The Trumps still dressed conservatively during their visit to the Islamic country, with the First Lady’s outfit on arrival reminiscent of the traditional black robes, or abayas, that Saudis wear.
The Arab News publication praised her for her “modest yet classy look”.
In line with the Vatican dress code, Ivanka and Melania wore similar black dresses with very long sleeves that extend to the wrist and a hemline several inches below the knee. They both completed their look with black shoes while Ivanka accessorised with a white necklace.
First Lady Melania Trump’s official account just liked a tweet joking about how she can’t stand her husband in a subtle way. She liked a tweet which read “Seems the only wall @realdonaldtrump built is the one between him and @Flotus #Melania #Trump”
Fashion designer Stefano Gabbana took to social media Tuesday to thank First Lady Melania Trump for wearing one of his Dolce & Gabbana jackets in her official White House portrait — and later pointedly told his critics to “go to hell.”
In a post to his Instagram account, the 54-year-old Italian designer proudly displayed the First Lady’s official portrait — released by the White House on Monday — which featured Trump wearing a D&G blazer.
It wasn’t long before the designer’s critics blasted him for taking pride in seeing his work being worn by the First Lady.
“So you have lost a follower, and worst, an admirer,” one Instagram user, @boyafraid, wrote to the designer.
“[I] dont care!! Really,” he replied.
Gabbana also apparently wrote to one commenter to say, “vai a cagare,” or “go to hell” in Italian.
This is not the first time the designer has taken on social media users over his show of support for the First Lady. In January, he excitedly shared a photograph of Melania Trump at the president’s New Year’s Eve party in Florida, during which she also wore a Dolce & Gabbana-designed black cocktail dress, from the company’s “Cruise” collection.
Mira Tzur – a Melania Trump lookalike is making a living by appearing at special events as an impersonator the First Lady.
Often accompanied by her fake husband ‘ Donald Trump ‘, Mira, 45, charges up to $3,000 plus expenses – for each appearance.
The Israeli actress, who is based in New York City, has attended eight events dressed as the First Lady so far, and is said to have plenty more gigs lined up.
Mira grew up in Tel Aviv, in Israel, and believes her accent closely resembles that of Slovenia-born Melania .
Speaking to Forward.com, Mira’s publicist explained that she first starting appearing as the First Lady when fellow impersonator John Di Domenico, who has been playing Trump for years, asked her to work alongside him in a video.
Mira also said that playing 46-year-old Melania was a dream come true because she has ”
So much admiration for the both of them [Melania and Donald Trump].”
Mira is now working on a business book for aspiring models, after previously doing modelling work herself in the past.
Despite some of the world’s leading designers refusing to dress her, Melania Trump will likely grace the cover of Vogue.
Despite openly supporting Hillary Clinton, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour indicated that Trump could soon appear on the cover of Vogue She said:
“We have a tradition of always covering whoever is the first lady at Vogue and I can’t imagine that this time would be any different,” said Wintour.
This wouldn’t be the first time Melania has appeared on the cover of Vogue though. For its February 2005 issue, the magazine featured the First Lady shortly after her marriage to Trump.
After Melania Trump stepped out in a baby blue custom Ralph Lauren ensemble for her husband’s inauguration, the American fashion label saw a boost for their shares.
Supporting her husband as he was sworn in as president, Melania Trump looked a vision in a baby blue custom Ralph Lauren dress and coat. And as she stood by Donald Trump’s side as he took the oath of office in the Jackie Kennedy-inspired ensemble, the designer saw their company stock soar.
When Ralph Lauren shares closed on Thursday before the inauguration, they were at $88.20 a share in what has been a quiet month for the American firm.
However, by 11am yesterday, around an hour after Melania was first spotted wearing the designer’s outfit, stocks spiked at $88.32. By the end of trading yesterday, they had levelled off again, but still finished up at $88.90 a share.
Melania’s double-faced cashmere creation consisted of a mock-turtleneck dress, over which she wore a short jacket with three-quarter length sleeves that featured a bold collar that clasped at the neck with a cutaway.
Designer Stefano Gabbana, co-founder of the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, proudly posted photos on his Instagram of Mrs. Trump wearing his clothing from her New Year’s Eve celebration with the hashtags #MadeInItaly and #DGWoman.
The photos however caused a major stir on social media, with some praising Gabbana for putting politics aside and dressing Mrs Trump, while others heavily criticized him. Gabbana didn’t back down though. He fired back at critics who called him names and threatened to boycott his designs.
He wrote in the comment section of his page:
“How many stupid and ignorant people r on Instagram!!!”. Adding: “Please if you don’t like my post unfollow me… thank you.”
One commenter said:
“Sad when a gay designer doesn’t care about other groups being repressed.”
Gabbana hit back, blasting:
“Don’t call me gay please!! I’m a man!!! Who I love its my private life!!!
54 year old Stefano Gabbana’s net worth is $1.32 billion according to Forbes.
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