At the inaugural ball on the evening of Friday January 20th, First Lady Melania Trump changed into a dress designed by Hervé Pierre. The New York based Pierre was Carolina Herrera’s former creative director. This dress was an off-the-shoulder cream dress, fastened with a red belt, solid with a structured front, and an off-center high thigh slit. There was minimal accessories, as far as I could see it was just a pair of earrings (that looked like a diamond popcorn).
First Lady Trump probably picked him to boost his name and brand, similar to how First Lady Obama did with Jason Wu in 2009, which turned him into a star. This dress pick has also silenced critics claiming that she favored European-based dress makers instead of American-based ones.
The first dance was a solo between the presidential couple, to My Way, which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. It seems fitting because that’s also the President’s approach to politics.
At the end of the day, both of these dresses are going to be displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, along with other dresses from previous First Ladies.