It’s an impactful moment for the entire world, including, yes, those who follow fashion. Over the past few months, top designers have voiced both a desire and distaste for dressing Mrs. Trump, resulting in especially intense speculation about what she would wear to the inauguration.
Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld were both reported to be in talks to dress the new first lady for the occasion, and those reports were proven to be at least half true so far. Trump stepped out Friday morning in a sky blue cashmere Ralph Lauren Collection coat with a cashmere turtleneck dress underneath, accessorized with matching pumps and gloves.
As some have done in the past, one reporter on CNN drew comparisons between Trump and Jackie Kennedy, who often wore classic, monochromatic outfits.
Ralph Lauren is a pretty obvious choice for Trump, who has worn her own store-bought outfits by the designer a number of times, including election night.
At a pre-inauguration reception Thursday night, though, Trump wore something a bit less predictable: a long-sleeve, gold form-fitting gown by Reem Acra.
All eyes will be on Mrs. Trump as the day and night of festivities marches on. Check out what several former first ladies wore to their husband’s inaugurations below.
Due to an editorial error, a previous version of the caption above misstated the date of George W. Bush’s second inauguration.