November 25, 2020

First Lady Melania Trump’s Stylist Helps Her Choose Dior for Paris Trip

First Lady Melania Trump may only be spending 36 hours in Paris, but she packed to make a lasting impression.
Trump stepped off Air Force One early Thursday morning in a more modern version of the Christian Dior Bar suit. Far from just a red jacket with a red skirt, the ensemble was given a good deal of thought by FLOTUS and her stylist, Hervé Pierre, who also designed her inaugural gown.
The pair wanted to pay homage to Dior’s 70th anniversary and the “Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve” retrospective at Les Arts Décoratifs. For the First Lady of the United States’ arrival in Paris for her first state visit, Dior was the only logical choice, Pierre said. “Dior is attached to France forever. It is a name that is part of the vocabulary.”
As a French-born designer who earned his American citizenship last August, Pierre said he was particularly moved in helping to plan the wardrobe for this trip. Pierre himself won the Christian Dior award from the Comité Colbert in 1987. The cinched waist of the striking wool suit was meant to accentuate the First Lady’s trim waistline.
Trump was expected to spend Thursday with Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President

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