Designer Hervé Pierre, who formerly worked at Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera when he first arrived in New York, is now focused on projects of his own. Pierre talked to The New York Times about one of his most important tasks: dressing Melania Trump. It was his role to design her 2017 Inaugural gown, a sleek but statement-making number that set the tone for her future wardrobe.
While Hervé isn't behind every one of Melania's often controversial looks, he does maintain a routine when it comes to their collaboration. "I do a bit of styling with [Melania], but it's not really my forte. What interests me in this relationship is not just finding pretty clothes - a lot of people can do that. It's more about the legacy of this woman. Everybody has a different reaction to what she's wearing . . . If I have to go to D.C., I go, but if she's at the tower, it's not very far to walk. She doesn't need me all the time, so there are other things to do."
Hervé also revealed where he shops first when choosing a new ensemble: "My favorite place to shop - actually, there is none because each time it's a good experience. I go to Bergdorf, I go to Saks. Michael Kors, Dior. What is challenging is when I cannot say what it is for. I always ask: 'Was it already on the red carpet? Did somebody already wear it?' Because I don't want her to be on the 'Who Wore It Better' list."
Read on to find out a little more about Hervé's most iconic projects and what it's like to join forces with Melania before a very big event.
Ever since the Drew came into our lives back in 2015, Chloé has been the go-to brand for bag-lovers - and this season will be no different. For her final collaboration with the French brand, designer Clare Waight Keller presented us with one last incredible creation: the Pixie bag. Thanks to its '60s-inspired look, it has already conquered the hearts of both bohemian and preppy style stars alike, popping up around every corner of London during Fashion Week. Scroll through for a look at the bag that's destined to be this year's must have, and snap it up for yourself before it disappears off the shelves!
It was recently announced that Penélope Cruz will play Donatella Versace in the upcoming season of American Crime Story centered on the tragic death of Gianni Versace. Despite initial reports that Lady Gaga would play the late designer's beloved sister, this new casting announcement actually makes a lot of sense.
Why exactly? For over a decade now, Penélope has shown her love for the iconic Italian fashion brand at numerous red carpet appearances. She's worn Versace to the Academy Awards several times and was even wearing a gown from the brand to the Vanity Fair afterparty the year she won an award for Best Supporting Actress. So, while Lady Gaga has a closeness with Donatella, this decision is entirely random either.
Ahead, check out some of Penélope's many red carpet Versace looks.