Here's What Melania Trump Chose to Wear for the Inauguration

Ralph Lauren with a whiff of Historical First Lady.

As previously reported (opens in new tab), Melania Trump is indeed wearing Ralph Lauren for the Inauguration Day ceremonies—a fitting choice, given the brand's Americana vibes (and the fact that the designer's Bronx-to-black label tale mirrors the unbelievable career trajectory of our new president).

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But more about the details: It's a pale blue cashmere double-face jacket with a sculpted collar over a mock-turtleneck midi dress in the same fabric, which she paired with upswept hair and matching gloves and stilettos. Altogether, the monochromatic ensemble's effect has a Jackie Kennedy feel:

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"With the historic swearing-in of her husband, Donald J. Trump, as the 45th President of the United States, the First Lady-elect will become America's new First Lady wearing an American designer who transformed American fashion, Ralph Lauren," her spokeswoman said.

Now we wait to see what role, if any, Karl Lagerfeld will play in this significant day (opens in new tab).

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.