On Dec. 5, the iconic annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be broadcast. Supermodels including the Hadid sisters and veteran Angel Adriana Lima will grace the catwalk clad in the brand’s new collections, A-list musicians will perform their hottest hits, and high-profile celebs will fill the most coveted seats. Among that sea of famous faces could be our FLOTUS-elect, Melania Trump, if past events are any indicator.
Though Melania has never participated in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as a model, she’s been a fixture in the front row alongside other famous patrons of the lingerie arts, such as Kris Jenner, Nick Cannon, and Michael Strahan. Unsurprisingly, Melania never fails to show up in her trademark luxe style — and accompanied by her husband, President-elect Donald Trump.
Her front-row style is also quite chic in its simplicity. She opts for power pieces, usually in solid black and white, and doesn’t overly accessorize. “I style myself and choose what to wear based on what I feel good in,” she has been quoted as saying. For the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2002, the then-Melania Knauss made her arrival cloaked in an over-the-top, floor-length, white fur coat. A fitted, low-cut black cocktail dress peeked through, and on her feet were open-toe black pumps with a silver buckle. She wore her hair down and natural.
The following year, during arrivals at the 2003 show, she wore another fur coat — this one more tapered and three-quarter length with a plush collar and matching cuffs.
Underneath, the Slovenian-born former model rocked a white satin Dolce & Gabbana dress that fit her curves like a glove. Blinged-out strappy sandals and chandelier earrings made her look posh and polished.
In 2003, Melania and her husband attended another Victoria’s Secret event — the launch party for the brand’s photo book, Backstage Sexy, at New York City ‘s Spice Market — in a tight, shimmery black number, perfectly tailored to her hourglass figure. Sparkly statement earrings were the only accessory she needed — well, those and her then boyfriend, PEOTUS Donald Trump.
No word on whether the soon-to-be first couple will be attending this year’s VS event in Paris, but one thing’s for sure: If they do show up, all eyes will be on Melania and her impeccable style. Let’s just hope she doesn’t run into Victoria’s Secret Angel Gigi Hadid, who impersonated the future first lady when hosting this year’s American Music Awards. We’re thinking that might be a tad awkward.