During “The Atelier With Alina Cho,” Michael Kors discussed the importance of Asia, his new fall ad campaign, having First Lady Melania Trump as a customer and helping to provide millions of meals for the underprivileged.
She wore Dolce & Gabbana outfits for all her official appearances in Sicily Friday as well as in Rome earlier in the week.
The American and French First Ladies didn’t talk fashion, just general pleasantries.
The First Lady has been somewhat of a loyalist to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, choosing a suit from them for her White House portrait.
The first lady has worn Kors on a few key occasions including for the start of a Palm Beach weekend with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife Akie.
The designer created the outfit specifically for the occasion.
The designer spoke to Fern Mallis in front of a sold-out crowd at 92Y about his inspiration to design footwear, his beauty business and the famous red-soled shoes.
“The current first lady is the best thing about the Trump administration. She’s like a ‘Mona Lisa’ sphinx.”
For Thursday night’s dinner at Mar-a-Lago, the First Lady chose a vibrant red square-necked dress,while Liyuan chose a floral motif with a mandarin collar with a purple velvet scarf.
Two hundred guests are expected at the April 18 fashion show.
The awards recognized women who have worked to better women’s lives globally.
“Together we will make a difference in the lives of many girls and empower them,” said the First Lady.