Style Icon Watch 27: Melania Trump



Melania Trump is the 45th FLOTUS. Melania who is a Slovene American former model is married to business man and 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. The former model is a business woman like her husband and has a son with Mr. Trump.

According to Wikipedia, she is the second foreign-born First Lady of the United States, following Louisa Adams in 1825, and the first who is a non-native English speaker.


Mrs. Trump has a long history in fashion; Trump began modeling at age 5 and first commercials at 16, when she posed for the Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko. At 18, she signed with a modeling agency in Milan, Italy. She was named runner-up in the 1992 Jana Magazine “Look of the Year” contest, held in Ljubljana, which promised its top three contestants an international modeling contract.


After attending the University of Ljubljana for one year, she modeled for fashion houses in Milan and Paris. She then relocated to New York City in 1996, her contract and visa negotiated by Italian businessman Paolo Zampolli.


Following her immigration to the United States, she appeared on the covers ofΒ Harper’s Bazaar (Bulgaria), Ocean Drive, In Style Weddings, New York Magazine, Avenue, Allure , Vanity Fair (Italy), Vogue (following her marriage to Donald Trump), and GQ (UK). She was featured as a bikini model in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. As a model, she was associated with Irene Marie Management Group and Donald Trump’s Trump Model Management.Β 


Applying as a model of “extraordinary ability”, Melania obtained a green card and became a lawful permanent resident in 2001, and citizen in 2006.

For her husband’s inauguration, Melania wore a detailed sky blue knee length signature dress, her choice of style was quickly likened to that of former US First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy.


Although the new first lady has not always, until recently, been at the spotlight, the new First Lady has herself been a woman of great style with her model good looks and svelte figure as one of her biggest fashion assets.


Currently lauded for putting her native homeland, Slovenia on the world map, there is a lot to look forward to from the First Lady, Melania Trump and I think fashion lovers wouldn’t be disappointed.

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