Melania Trump has surprised the world with the narrative she told with her clothes and style during the inauguration celebration of her husband President Donald J. Trump. She demonstrated that she’s a smart woman, showing the results of much research when she is faced with challenges. Every single detail of her look had a purpose. She spoke to us in one of most of the beautiful languages, the language that doesn’t need words. She chose to make a statement. She studied up on the vocabulary of a first lady and let her outfits speak for themselves.
Her conversation with the world started when the Trump family arrived at Washington D.C. in the afternoon of Thursday the 19th, to attend a wreath-laying ceremony with her husband at the Arlington National Cemetery, among other events. She was dressed in a black military-inspired coat and coordinating sheath dress designed by Norisol Ferrari, a designer whose biological parents are Colombian and Venezuelan.
Being an opportunity for the designer, Norisol Ferrari dressed Mrs. Trump for the event with a deep meaning, as Norisol’s biological father is a veteran, wounded and left with lifelong disabilities caused during his service in the American military.
In an interview with WWD, Norisol Ferrari expressed her feelings as to why she dressed Mrs. Trump, after many designers publically refused to do so: “I am absolutely opposed to discrimination in any way. I wanted to give her her own voice. Empowering women is all that matters to me. I do not discriminate whether for race, religion, color of skin, sexuality, political affiliation – what have you. No, I do not believe in it in any form.”
Similar to Michelle Obama, Mrs. Trump is giving this opportunity to small designers that are not well known, and at the same time empowering women.
Ferrari explained, “Someone who comes from where I come from doesn’t get this opportunity. I’m an orphan. I’m an independent designer, female-owned business, a first-generation minority woman. People like me are dead. They don’t survive, they don’t strive, they don’t get opportunities, they don’t get ahead. Women in general don’t get opportunities like this in fashion. I’m very fortunate to one have such a beautiful muse. She’s striking and poised and kind. That part was easy. She made it very easy.”
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