Following many designers who have refused to dress Melania Trump, Reem Acra opted-in to offer her talent. For her first inaugural weekend appearances Thursday, Melania Trump chose a shimmery gold dress from Lebanese-born Reem Acra for a candlelight dinner at Union Station. Lebanese designers are becoming more popular on the international level and among celebrities. At the Golden Globe Awards last week, more than 11 celebrities wore dresses made by Lebanese designers.
Reem Acra is a native of Beirut who has also lived in Paris and Hong Kong. Melania Trump decided on a high-neck, long-sleeved gown with glistening all over pale gold embroidery. Reem Acra, who’s a longtime family friend of the Trumps, was in the crowd and described Thursday night as “magnificent.” A spokeswoman for Trump said:
The First Lady-elect is wearing the renowned international designer, Reem Acra, to celebrate the 58th presidential inauguration at a candlelight dinner with her husband, President-elect Donald Trump, and their supporters Mrs. Trump appreciates the well wishes she has received from around the world and looks forward to participating in the events of the next few days along with the American people.