Washington, D.C.- First Lady Melania Trump stunned fashion watchers by wearing a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit to dance with Donald Trump at the inaugural balls.
Her column dress, finished with a sculpted ruffle that cascaded down the front of the outfit and cinched at the waist with a red ribbon, won praise for being fresh, modern, elegant and yet understated.
She won rave reviews for her look and originality in choosing in Herve Pierre a New York-based designer who last year struck out on his own after working as creative director for popular label Carolina Herrera.
Her pick is probably going to boost sales and publicity for the relatively unknown Pierre, much like her predecessor Michelle Obama’s choice of the then relatively unknown Jason Wu in 2009 turned him into a star.
The 46-year-old former model glowed as she stepped onto the dance floor, her auburn hair hanging around her shoulders, with her husband, dressed in a black tie, to “My Way” the song made globally famous by Sinatra in 1969 and considered something of a personal anthem for Donald Trump.
The couple swayed rather gingerly, the Republican president clutching his wife tightly by one hand and placing his other on her back as they cuddled, and exchanged smiles and laughs.
The former reality television star, who reportedly refused to rehearse the dance ahead of time, at times broke away from his wife to wave or flash a thumbs up to unidentified members of the crowd.
They were joined by Trump’s adult children from his two previous marriages, each dancing with their other halfs, and first daughter Ivanka Trump dazzling in a pink bead-encrusted princess Herrera gown.
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