While the fashion spotlight was expected to be pointed directly at the future first lady at the inauguration Friday, many eyes will also likely be on future first daughter Ivanka Trump and her outfit of choice.
The outfit worn by President-elect Donald Trump's oldest daughter was a major talking point for the fashion industry in the weeks leading up to the inauguration, with designers wondering who would be dressing her.
The mother of three is known for her stylish looks and for even donning pieces from her mid-range namesake fashion label. While many have suggested she could don a frock from her collection, the chances were unlikely. Her fashion line has primarily featured workwear, and the occasion would be an opportunity for her to sport a piece from a fellow American designer, as is a common tradition of presidential family members.
It was rumored that soon-to-be first lady Melania Trump would be dressed by Karl Lagerfeld or Ralph Lauren, or possibly both if she changes outfits. Those designers could be likely contenders for Ivanka Trump, as well.
Ivanka and her family – husband and senior advisor to Trump, Jared Kushner, and the couple’s three kids – were going to participate in the swearing-in ceremony, the ensuing parade and the official Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, USA Today estimated.
Aside from donning her fashion line's own creations, Ivanka Trump has been known to wear brands like Alexander McQueen and Roland Mouret.
Designers ruled out for the future first daughter on Inauguration Day could include Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet, all of whom announced that they would not be dressing Melania Trump.
However, multiple other designers have expressed an interest in dressing the first family. Rag and Bone designer Marcus Wainright told the New York Times in an interview that it would be unusual for a designer not want to outfit a first family for a presidential inauguration.
“It would be hypocritical to say no to dressing a Trump. If we say we are about inclusivity and making American manufacturing great again, then we have to put that before personal political beliefs,” Wainright said.