US First Lady Melania Trump to donate her inaugural ball gown at the Smithsonian Institution

AP

October 20, 2017 20:04:05 IST

Washington: Melania Trump is donating her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies’ Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

The first lady is handing over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony on 20 October in Washington. The gown also featured a slit skirt, ruffled accent trim from the neckline to the hem and a claret ribbon around the waist. Mrs Trump worked with designer Herve Pierre on the gown. Pierre is also scheduled to attend the event at the National Museum of American History.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Inaugural Ball. Image via Facebook

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Inaugural Ball. Image via Facebook

The Smithsonian says the First Ladies Collection has been one of its most popular attractions for more than a century.

Mrs Trump’s gown will be added to the exhibit that features 26 dresses, including some worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama, along with other items.

Updated Date: Oct 20, 2017 20:12 PM