Melania Trump Wears a Jumpsuit Inspired by Indian Textiles From the Early 20th Century

Melania Trump paid homage to old-school Indian craftsmanship with her ensemble as she and President Donald Trump arrived in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday for a two-day state visit.

The first lady sported a white jumpsuit from Atelier Caito for Hervé Pierre crafted in a cream-colored crepe. At the waist, Trump sported a sash made from vintage green silk with gold metallic thread. On Instagram, the designer said the sash was “cut in early [20th]-century Indian textile documents I found in Paris through very good friends who are collectors.”

melania trump, white jumpsuit, herve pierre , white heels, Editorial use only. HANDOUT /NO SALESMandatory Credit: Photo by MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10565448k)A handout photo made available by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India shows US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) upon their arrival in Ahmedabad, India, 24 February 2020. US President Trump is on a two-day state visit to India, and will visit the three Indian cities of Ahemdabad, Delhi and Agra and is scheduled to have the bilateral talks with top India leadership. during his talks, Trmp is expected to dicuss intellectual property rights, defence deals, nuclear power cooperation.US President Donald J. Trump visits India, Ahmedabad - 24 Feb 2020
President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrive in India on Feb. 24.
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A close-up shot of the first lady’s white heels.
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For shoes, the Slovenian American went with a pair of white pumps with a pointed toe. It’s uncertain which brand of footwear she was clad in, but Trump often chooses either Manolo Blahnik’s BB pumps or Christian Louboutin’s So Kate.

Meanwhile, the president wore a black suit with almond-toe black shoes. He accessorized with a yellow necktie. The Trumps are expected to visit three Indian cities during their two days in the country: Ahmedabad, Delhi and Agra. President Trump will engage in bilateral talks with Indian leadership while there.

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Donald and Melania Trump pose at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on Feb. 24.
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On Sunday, the president and first lady were photographed exiting the White House. For her flight to India, FLOTUS wore a black coat over a turtleneck and black-and-white pants from Rachel Roy. For footwear, she selected Roger Vivier’s Belle Vivier flats.

flotus, melania trump, checked pants, black coat, turtleneck, roger vivier shoes, US First Lady Melania Trump waits on the South Lawn as President Donald Trump finishes answering questions from the press as they depart the White House for a trip to India, in Washington, DC, USA, 23 February 2020. Trump is reciprocating for a visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US last year.US President Trump departs White House for India, Washington, USA - 23 Feb 2020
Melania Trump on the White House lawn in Roger Vivier flats as she waits to leave for India on Feb. 23.

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