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The Indian inspiration behind Melania Trump's look

By Rediff Get Ahead
Last updated on: February 24, 2020 14:06 IST
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On her arrival to India, the First Lady chose a white jumpsuit with a green silk vintage sash.

IMAGE: US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive in India. Photograph: Courtesy Ministry of External Affairs Photo Gallery/Flickr/ Creative Commons

Looking stunning in a white silhouette, Melania Trump stepped out of the flight as she arrived in India.

The jumpsuit designed by Atelier Caito For Herve Pierre featured saddle shoulders, full sleeves and wide-legged trousers.

However, what's interesting is that the green silk sash has been inspired by India.

Commenting about his designs, Herve Pierre, creative director of Atelier Caito shared on Instagram: 'Arriving in India, the First Lady is wearing a white jumpsuit from @atelier_caito_for_herve_pierre in creme crepe. The sash was cut in an early XX Century Indian textile documents I found in Paris through very good friends who are collectors.'

He added: 'The sash is made out of green silk and gold metallic thread. We used the border, which was the most interesting piece we could use as it was a vintage piece.'

Herve also shared a sketch of the jumpsuit along with a piece of fabric from the sash attached at the bottom of the pic.

IMAGE: A sketch of the design. Photograph: Courtesy Herve Pierre Creative Director/Instagram

When Melania boarded the flight to India, she was dressed in black-and-white checked trousers, layered with a black turtleneck and a matching coat, bottom.

Choosing comfort over style, she opted for a pair of white buckled flats with black accents.

IMAGE: Melania Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., before her departure to India. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

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