Melania Trump’s wardrobe is one to be envious of. Packed with a glamourous variety of world-renowned designers who span the high fashion industry, Mrs. Trump’s daily wear certainly has heads turning. Donning the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Roksanda, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, and Dolce & Gabbana, Melania never goes unnoticed.
Dominican American Oscar de la Renta was internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers of First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The award-winning designer was renowned for clothing, wedding dresses, perfume, and sunglasses. He died in October 2014 at the age of 82.
Roksanda is a Serbian fashion designer based in London. She studied architecture and design and her label ranges from swimwear to ready-to-wear. Now marketed in 40 countries, her clients include former First Lady Michele Obama, Kate Middleton and Cate Blanchett.
Spanish fashion designer Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik Rodriguez once majored in politics and law before switching to literature and art in Paris. His portfolio of unique red-carpet fashions includes evening pumps, flats, sandals, mules, boots, and clothing. Blahnik, who never studied shoemaking, revived stiletto heels which have become favorites for celebrities like Melania Trump and Rihanna.
Luxury designer Michael Kors is New York based. Kors styles celebrities like Melania and Ivanka Trump, Catherine Zeta Jones, Taylor Swift, and Angeline Jolie. Michele Obama’s first-term official portrait shows her wearing a black sleeveless dress designed by Kors. He began designing clothes as a teenager in his parents’ basement. At 57, his net worth is estimated at $1 billion.
The luxury fashion house of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented their first women’s collection in 1985 in Milan, Italy. Three years later, they were designing leotards, underwear and beachwear and began to export their products worldwide. In the early 2000s, company revenues topped $600 million. Their products include clothing, footwear, handbags, sunglasses, watches, perfumery, and cosmetics. The fashion press labeled their “Sicilian Dress” as one of the 100 most important dresses ever designed. It’s a silhouette that has graced Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren and Anna Magnani. The inspiration and impact of this dress drew upon Dolce’s Sicilian roots. In addition to designing wardrobe staples like cocktail dresses, Dolce & Gabbana co-authored two dozen books featuring collections of their work with proceeds going to charities.
These high-power designers share in the sophistication and glamour of former model and First Lady Melania Trump.