Melania Trump Wears $2,595 Gown From Designer Loved by Michelle Obama

Melania Trump attended the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala alongside President Trump in Washington on Sunday.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala in Washington on Sunday. (Photo: AP Images)

For the gala, the first lady wore a $2,595 crepe draped gown from Filipino designer Monique Lhuillier‘s 2017 resort collection.

Melania Trump wore a silk gown by designer Monique Lhuillier to the event. (Photo: AP Images)

She paired the glamorous floor-length silk gown, which featured a front knot at the waist and cape back detailing, with Manolo Blahnik pumps — also reverting to her signature hairstyle. She appeared to have a good time at the event, writing on Twitter, “Thank you to everyone at for tonight’s performances! and I enjoyed the evening very much.”


It appears the first lady’s designer of choice was fond of the look — the designer wrote, “Elegant in silk! at the Ford’s Theatre Gala in  .”


Lhuillier is a well-known designer adored by high-profile stars, fashion influencers, political figures, and even a former first lady.

Michelle Obama was often photographed in the luxe label during her time in the White House. For the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington in 2014, she wore a pale pink embroidered gown from Lhuillier.

Former first lady Michelle Obama wore the designer to the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2014. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The next year, she wore the designer once again to meet with Pope Francis at the White House.


Lhuillier wrote in her Instagram caption that she was “honored” Obama wore her design. In fact, Obama opted to wear the designer so much that Lhuillier was one of those who wrote special notes to her when her time in the White House came to an end.

“I am so honored to have dressed you and love what you have done for American fashion. Your confidence and poise in every situation has been such an inspiration to me,” Lhuillier wrote.


Malia Obama was pictured in February on Lhuillier’s Instagram. Dining at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro in Aspen, Colo., the former first daughter was joined by Lhuillier and her family as well as members of other influential families including the Lourds, Tisches, and von Furstenbergs.

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