Hidden meaning behind Ivanka Trump's pantsuit

Elise Solé

Ivanka Trump attended an Argentinian gala wearing an ivory suit, which has caused a bit of a stir because it’s by a designer who reportedly refused to dress the first lady.

Ivanka and Jared Kushner joined President Trump and Melania, along with Argentina’s first couple President Mauricio Macri and Juliana Awada after the first day of the G20 Summit.

Ivanka shone in an off-the-shoulder white pantsuit by designer Gabriela Hearst, a designer who has openly criticised the Trump administration.

At an Argentinian gala, Ivanka Trump (pictured with Jared Kushner, President and Melania Trump, and Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada) wore a pantsuit by designer Gabriela Hearst, who has criticized the Trump administration. (Photo: Getty Images)

The detail was originally pointed out by CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett.

Her 2017 collection was actually inspired by female Democrat Senators, including Kamala Harris and Senator Tammy Duckworth,” tweeted Bennett. 


In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, when asked whether Hearst would ever dress Melania, she replied, “If they want to wear the clothes, they can buy the clothes.”

In 2017, Gabriela told Yahoo Lifestyle that after the 2016 presidential election, she drew creative inspiration from Democratic politicians.

“Before we were thinking about dressing Hillary and now it’s like, how do we bring Donald Trump down?” she said at the time. “Women that put their strength and their qualities in the service of others seemed like a good reference to keep us motivated.”

Gabriela even teamed up with Planned Parenthood — the health organisation that the president has promised to defund — to design a limited-edition $699 wool sweater with a design of a ram’s head and ovaries. 


Those views haven’t discouraged the Trump women from wearing Gabriela — during 2017’s G20 Summit events in Hamburg, Germany, Ivanka wore a $798 forest-green jumpsuit by the designer. 


Melania Trump, pictured with President Trump and Barron Trump, wore a white belted dress on the way to Camp David in 2017. (Photo: Getty Images)

While visiting Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center in July, Melania wore a pink-and-blue suit by the designer.

And in June 2017, she headed to Camp David wearing a Hearst shirtdress.

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