Today marks the 45th president’s inauguration. It’s an obviously high-profile event (even if it’s missing high-profile entertainers) for its historical significance but also for the style choices everybody makes — especially if you’re the incoming first lady. During her time as FLOTUS, Michelle Obama often sent a message to those watching with the outfits she chose to wear. Former model and First Lady-elect Melania Trump is certainly hoping to do the same.
For the daytime inaugural events, Trump selected a powder blue dress with a high-collared jacket by Ralph Lauren. She completed her look with matching shoes, gloves and a clutch. The look comes from Ralph Lauren Collection, which is the brand’s most high-end line. But someone else chose to wear Ralph Lauren today too.
Trump’s choosing Ralph Lauren comes as no surprise — after all, he was one of two designers rumored to be working on her inauguration outfit. It also isn’t the first time she has worn the American designer. Trump also wore a jumpsuit by the designer to the final debate and when making her appearance on election night. Either she has a strong liking for Ralph Lauren or she’s limited for choice given so many other designers have sworn not to work with her.
Leave it to Twitter to already compare her look to Jackie Kennedy, who famously donned all-powder blue several times during her stint as first lady.
Hillary Clinton showed up at the inaugural events with her husband this morning and she chose to keep up her Ralph Lauren streak as well. She’s wearing a tan jewel neck suit and double face cashmere cream coat by the bipartisan designer. Clinton famously selected Lauren for almost all of her pantsuit looks during her campaign (during all three presidential debates and on election day).
In a country so deeply divided, it seems there’s only one thing that women on either side of the aisle can agree on: Ralph Lauren.
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(Photo via Jim Watson and John Angelillo/AFP/Getty Images); featured photo via Chris Kleponis/Getty)