First lady donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian

First lady donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian

First lady donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian

First Lady Melania Trump started her weekend with a little wardrobe preening by presenting her Hervé Pierre-designed inaugural gown to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Friday morning.

Melania Trump donated her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

Melania, as Pierre previously told the New York Times, was influential in designing the gown, making clear to the former head of Carolina Herrera that she wanted a neckline that was perfectly cut straight from shoulder-to-shoulder.

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Prior to the event, Trump said she was "honored" to donate the couture gown to the exhibit, which spans over 200 years with First Ladies' looks, including Michelle Obama's ruby-colored chiffon gown custom-made by designer Jason Wu.

Lisa Kathleen Graddy, curator of the Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection exhibition said the tradition began with Helen Taft in 1912.

Thirty years after he first started in fashion, working at Balmain, Pierre recalled how he has drafted thousands of sketches that handsome women wore for different occasions.

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"As most of you know, before being elected president my husband was never in politics", Trump said in her speech on stage. He did not suit her up for the occasion though. "That would be silly".

"Today Melania Trump is taking part in a more than century-old tradition", museum director John Gray said, according to a Smithsonian Institute press release.

Pierre told the Washington Post that he still adores the inaugural gown, saying "I really love the dress".

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