Melania Trump has become known as a fashion icon and is often praised for her classy appearance. Now, one of her most famous dresses will be put on display for years to come.
The First Lady announced on Friday that she will be donating the couture piece that she wore at the Inaugural Ball to the National Museum of American History. Her dress will be a part of the First Ladies Collection.
The press release stated, "First Lady Melania Trump today donated the couture piece that she wore to the 2017 inaugural balls to the First Ladies Collection at the National Museum of American History. The dress was added to the exhibition featuring 26 dresses worn by former first ladies."
It continued, "The couture piece, which was designed by Herve Pierre in collaboration with Mrs. Trump, is a vanilla silk crepe off-the-shoulder gown with a slit skirt, accent from neckline to hem, and claret ribbon around the waist."
"First Lady Melania Trump stated: 'Today is such an honor as I dedicate my inaugural couture piece to the First Ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History. In addition to celebrating fashion, which is something I have loved since I was a small child, there is no better way to memorialize such a special evening, and new chapter in the life of our family."'
Fashion designer Herve Pierre said, "It was an honor to work collaboratively with First Lady Melania Trump to design the couture piece that she wore to this year's inaugural balls. This has truly been a wonderful journey- from the extraordinary collaboration, to creating the piece, to seeing her wear it on an historic night, and now having it preserved in history forever in such an iconic exhibit- is something I will always cherish."
"The First Ladies exhibition encourages visitors to the museum to consider the changing role played by the First Lady and American women over the past 200 years," the press release concluded.
Melania had originally said that she had not been planning out what to wear to the ball for much time prior to the event. She said it was the "last thing" on her mind. Now, the iconic piece will be a part of history.
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