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Melania Trump presents Hervé Pierre-designed inaugural gown to Smithsonian

Melania Trump presents Hervé Pierre-designed inaugural gown to Smithsonian

First Lady Melania Trump started her weekend with a little wardrobe preening by presenting her Hervé Pierre-designed inaugural gown to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Friday morning.

The vanilla silk crepe off-the-shoulder gown with a slit skirt and ruffled accent trim from neckline to hem is now displayed prominently in the First Ladies exhibition. The designer didn’t only join FLOTUS for the private event, he traveled to the nation’s capital to make sure that the gown was just right.

Free and open to the public, the Smithsonian attracted about 21 million visitors last year to its 19 museums, with...

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