After Melania — a longtime client of the Italian brand — wore a black Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress with bows on each shoulder, Stefano Gabbana thanked her via Instagram with “#madeinitaly” and called her a “DG Woman.” Gabbana’s post had generated more than 13,000 likes and 1,129 comments as of Tuesday afternoon. Among other things, the designer called her “a beautiful woman,” and chided her critics as “ignorant.”
In response to one Instagrammer’s comment — “No! Whether she’s beautiful or not, would you be proud to dress Eva Braun? So wrong,” — an apparent reference to Adolf Hitler’s companion and wife for 40 hours. Gabbana responded with “Who is Eva Brown? Sorry….” perhaps mistakenly translating “Braun” from German to mean “Brown.”
A spokeswomen for Dolce & Gabbana declined to comment Tuesday and a spokeswoman for Melania did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Michelle Obama had her vegetable garden, Eleanor Roosevelt could be found in the conscientious kitchen she established for Depression-sensitive meals, and Melania Trump will reportedly have a glam room where she will spend at least an hour and 15 minutes of what her makeup artist, Nicole Bryl, calls “uninterrupted focus,” every day to bring her look together. We can only imagine what the room will require: Though gold seems to fit the bill, Bryl recently said in an interview that Mrs. Trump has asked for “the most perfect lighting scenario.”
A glam room involves more than your average mirror above a sink or vanity. Just ask a long line of modern-day glam room queens. Mariah Carey, for example, has abutted her marble-topped bathroom island with a chaise lounge and gilded side table. Céline Dion’s chandelier-topped bathtub featured flanked wooden relief carvings.
Donatella Versace has a tendency for black leather finishes in her bathroom, along with a Buddha reclining in a pose more Odalisque than Zen. And, for the best view and lighting, Kris Jenner’s every bathroom cabinet and wall is mirrored, with the blank spaces occupied by black-and-white glam shots of her and her family.
These are the hallmarks one might expect of a diva, but the role of First Lady is quite another thing. Which is to say that 1600 Pennsylvania is about to see more change than just a bathroom makeover. Here’s hoping that following her blowout, Melania Trump will be ready to roll up her sleeves and put her freshly manicured fingers to work.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived on the stage at the Liberty Ball well after 9 p.m., where the newly-inaugurated commander-in-chief gave an off-script speech thanking supporters, stating he had been underestimated and repeating his campaign slogan, to “make America great again.”
The first lady wore a strapless, column white Hervé Pierre dress, with a white ruffle cascading down the front.
Visitors to the newly revamped White House website get more than a simple rundown of first lady Melania Trump’s charitable works and interests — they also get a list of her magazine cover appearances and details on her jewelry line at QVC.
Her biography starts with traditional details, such as her date of birth in her native country of Slovenia and information about her background as a model. That’s when the brief backgrounder takes a promotional turn. The website includes a lengthy list of brands that hired her as a model and several of the magazines in which she appeared, including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Forget Rings or Split, the scariest movie you'll see this year is eight seconds of video from the president's inauguration.
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