The Secret Jewish History of Melania Trump’s Inauguration Outfit by the Forward

The Secret Jewish History of Melania Trump’s Inauguration Outfit

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The rumors were true: Ralph Lauren, born Lifshitz, designed Melania Trump’s Inauguration Day outfit.

For this morning’s swearing-in, the new first lady wore a pale-blue cashmere skirt suit designed by the Bronx-bred son of immigrants. He also designed her snow-white election night jumpsuit.

According to CNN, the fashion house “declined to comment on how the Ralph Lauren Collection came together, whether they offered the powder blue skirt ensemble or if Trump chose it herself.”

Melania Trump is far from the only high-profile political figure wearing Lauren’s designs these days: Hillary Clinton wore a bright-white Ralph Lauren suit to the inauguration.

Lauren dressed Clinton for every major campaign appearance since 2015 and designed all three of her debate pantsuits, the suit she wore at the DNC convention and the suit she voted in on November 8.

Laura E. Adkins is the Forward’s contributing network editor. Contact her at adkins@forward.com or on Twitter, @Laura_E_Adkins.

The Secret Jewish History of Melania Trump’s Inauguration Outfit

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Laura E. Adkins

Laura E. Adkins

Laura E. Adkins is the Forward’s Deputy Opinion Editor and runs Scribe, the Forward’s Contributor Network. She holds a B.A. in Economics from NYU and grew up in Southwest Missouri. She writes about data, orthodoxy, kosher wine and builds interactive maps — though usually not all at the same time. Contact Laura at adkins@forward.com, like her page on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

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