Melania Trump wore a gown by Lebanese designer Reem Acra at pre-inauguration dinner

President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump and Melania Trump who wore a sparkly Reem Acra gold gown arrive at a candlelight dinner to thank donors in Washington, DC, January 19, 2017. The inauguration is January 20. Pool Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo
President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump and Melania Trump who wore a sparkly Reem Acra gold gown arrive at a candlelight dinner to thank donors in Washington, DC, January 19, 2017. The inauguration is January 20. Pool Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo

Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sparkly Reem Acra gold gown at a candlelight dinner to thank donors in Washington, D.C., Thursday night.

The Telegraph said Acra, a Lebanese-born, New York-based designer created the floor-length frock, which was form-fitting and had long sleeves.

Lebanese designer Reem Acra
Lebanese designer Reem Acra

The newspaper noted Trump’s choice for the pre-inauguration gala appeared to be a nod to both the U.S. fashion industry and its global diversity.

Women’s Wear Daily predicted the former model will dress in clothing designed by either Ralph Lauren or Karl Lagerfeld for Friday’s events surrounding the swearing-in of her husband Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, as well as the subsequent celebrations.

Melania Trump broke First Lady tradition by wearing Lebanese designer, Reem Acra [Photo: Rex]
Melania Trump broke First Lady tradition by wearing Lebanese designer, Reem Acra [Photo: Rex]
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