Ivanka dons Anita Dongre sherwani on day two of US presidential visit

Trump's daughter wore a white sherwani crafted from handwoven silk from Murshidabad to attend the US president's ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Published: 25th February 2020 02:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2020 03:16 PM   |  A+A-

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, arrive for a news conference with President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (Photo | AP)


NEW DELHI: Following US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka on Tuesday went Indian with an Anita Dongre sherwani made of silk from West Bengal.

She wore a white sherwani crafted from handwoven silk from Murshidabad to attend the US president's ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Dongre said in a statement that the sherwani is timeless and a classic.

"We created this style twenty years ago and it's amazing to see how beautifully relevant it is even today. A powerful, standout silhouette, a sherwani carries the same charisma in absolutely any colour but my personal favourites are the evergreen blue, white and black," Dongre said.

Melania, who on Monday paid homage to Indian textile heritage by accessorising her white Herve Pierre jumpsuit with a green silk and golden metallic embroidered sash discovered by the designer in an early 20th century textile document, donned a white shirt-dress by veteran Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera.

She wore Herrera's bow-detailed embroidered cotton-silk dress and paired it with a red belt and white stilettoes.

Herrera has been a favourite of almost all the first ladies of the US.

She has also dressed Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

Dongre has previously dressed dignitaries such as British royal Kate Middleton, Belgium's Queen Mathilde, Canada's first lady Sophie Greogoire Trudeau and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

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