Melania Trump‘s extensive wardrobe largely consists of high-end designs from established labels like Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. However, on Tuesday, the first lady stepped out in a dress made by an up-and-coming designer: Samantha Cameron.
Name sound familiar? Well, that’s mostly because while Cameron’s a newcomer in the fashion world, she’s been in the spotlight for years, serving as Britain’s first lady until July 2016. Just months after her official duties as the wife of the prime minister ended, Cameron launched Ceffin, with the first collection consisting of 36 tailored pieces.
The piece FLOTUS opted to wear for a trip to Lily’s Place, a drug recovery center for infants, in West Virginia, was a green muslin shirtdress. The piece, which retails for $450 and is currently available online, was paired with a matching crocodile skin belt. She finished off the look with her signature ‘So Kate’ Christian Louboutin heels in a multicolored pattern.
So is Trump, who many assume has sent subliminal messages with her clothing choices, doing just that? As Vanessa Friedman at the New York Times points out, the former model had reportedly wanted to seize the “unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” her new political position appointed her to create business, like a fashion line. While Trump denied the rumors, could wearing a Samantha Cameron design, a former first lady who followed through with starting her own fashion company, be a signal of what’s to come?
Only time will tell…
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