High fashion at Trump's Inauguration
For her husband's inauguration, Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, designer of many pantsuits worn over the years by Donald Trump's former rival Hillary Clinton.
Mrs Trump's outfit prompted comparisons to a fashion icon of the past, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who wore a powder-blue outfit with a matching pillbox hat to her husband John F. Kennedy's 1961 inauguration.
"It was important to us to uphold and celebrate the tradition of creating iconic American style for this moment," the Lauren corporation said in a statement.
With her hair in a soft updo, and wearing long, sky-blue suede gloves and matching stilettos, Mrs Trump was by her husband's side as they were greeted at the White House by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Mrs Obama was regal in a deep-red, belted short-sleeved dress with black piping and a matching coat. Mr Trump, for his big day, opted for a red tie and black overcoat. He chose to leave his suit jacket unbuttoned.
Trump's older daughter, Ivanka, chose white Oscar de la Renta and wore a tiny American flag pin for her father's inauguration. Hillary Clinton showed up in a white Ralph Lauren pantsuit that resembled one she wore to accept the Democratic nomination for president in July. Her overcoat matched the ensemble. Tiffany Trump, Donald's other daughter also opted for white and wore a double-breasted coat.