Ivanka Trump goes desi on Day 2 of India visit, makes a powerful statement in a white Anita Dongre sherwani

Dongre created the style twenty years ago.

PTI
Ivanka Trump opted for an Anita Dongre sherwani made out of handwoven silk from Murshidabad, West Bengal.
NEW DELHI: Ivanka Trump made a simple yet powerful statement in a classic white sherwani at the ceremonial welcome for US President Donald Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan earlier today. Mirroring the US First Lady, Melania, who also chose to wear white, Ivanka donned an Anita Dongre sherwani made out of handwoven silk from Murshidabad, West Bengal.

When asked, designer Anita Dongre called the outfit ‘timeless and such a classic’.

U​S President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.


“Beautifully Relevant”
“We created this style twenty years ago and it's amazing to see how beautifully relevant it is even today,” said Dongre.

​Ivanka Trump joins foreign dignitaries like Kate Middleton, Sophie Trudeau, and Hillary Clinton in picking an outfit by designer Anita Dongre.​
Ivanka Trump joins foreign dignitaries like Kate Middleton, Sophie Trudeau, and Hillary Clinton in picking an outfit by designer Anita Dongre.

“A powerful, standout silhouette, a sherwani carries the same charisma in absolutely any colour but my personal favourites are the evergreen blue, white and black."

Trump is not the first foreign dignitary to pick an Anita Dongre creation. In the past, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Sophie Trudeau, the First Lady of Canada and Hillary Clinton, Former First Lady of the United States have all worn outfits by the designer.
ADVERTISEMENT


Trump In India: Quotes Vivekanada, Mentions ‘DDLJ’ & ‘Sholay’, Kohli & Tendulkar In Speech; Khaman, Samosa On The Menu At Sabarmati
1/6

American President Donald Trump arrived in India, on Monday, for his maiden visit to the country, along with First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The Trumps kicked off the first leg of their trip with a visit to the Sabarmati Ashram and the ‘Namastey Trump’ event, organised at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Addressing a cheering crowd at the stadium with a capacity of 1.10 lakh, Trump gave a shout out to Bollywood films with a special mention of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘DDLJ’ and Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra’s ‘Sholay’.

Talking about Bollywood, he said, “This is the country that produces nearly 2,000 movies from the hub of genius and creativity known as Bollywood”.

Adding, “All over the planet people take great joy in watching Bollywood films, bhangra, and classic films like DDLJ and Sholay.”

He also spoke about India’s other love, cricket, naming Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in his speech.

Here’s a look at what all America’s First Family has been upto ever since they set foot on Indian soil.

American President Donald Trump arrived in India, on Monday, for his maiden visit to the country, along with First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The Trumps k..
Read More

That Modi and Trump share a close and an amicable bond with each other is well-known. From their famous, firm handshake at the G20 Summit to them hugging it out during Modi’s visit to the US, we have seen bromance between the two world leaders grow with each passing day.

So, when POTUS Donald Trump arrived at Sardar Vallabhbhai Airport in Gujarat, it was expected that the two men would show affection with each other and that’s exactly what happened.

When the Trumps walked out of the ‘Air Force One’, PM Modi welcomed the President with a warm hug. The two then walked together as they enjoyed performances by traditional dancers, organised to showcase Indian culture.

That Modi and Trump share a close and an amicable bond with each other is well-known. From their famous, firm handshake at the G20 Summit to them hugging it out during Modi’s visit to the US, we have..
Read More

The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump and Trump’s daughter, American businesswoman Ivanka Trump also in India for the visit are known to make statements with their sartorial choices.

Stepping out of the ‘Air Force One’ at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport, Melania Trump turned heads in a white jumpsuit paired with a belt.

Meanwhile Ivanka Trump also made a statement in a blue dress with pink flowers.

The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump and Trump’s daughter, American businesswoman Ivanka Trump also in India for the visit are known to make statements with their sartorial choices.Step..
Read More

After Trump, Modi and Melania exchanged pleasantries, they left the airport and visited the famous Sabarmati Ashram. For the unversed, Sabarmati Ashram is the place where Mahatma Gandhi spent a majority of his life. It is also the site where he started his famous Satyagrah movement.

Donald and Melania Trump spent about 15 minutes at the Ashram and even visited the room where Mahatma Gandhi spent 12 years of his life.

The First Family tried their hand at spinning the famous charkha, which went on to become one of the most famous symbols of Gandhi’s freedom movement, and also garlanded an image of the Mahatma.

PM Modi also presented a memento of Mahatma Gandhi's ‘Three Wise Monkeys’ to the US President.

Trump also signed the visitor’s book at the Ashram, writing a message for PM Modi.

“To my great friend - Prime Minister Modi, thank you for this wonderful visit!”, wrote Trump.

After Trump, Modi and Melania exchanged pleasantries, they left the airport and visited the famous Sabarmati Ashram. For the unversed, Sabarmati Ashram is the place where Mahatma Gandhi spent a major..
Read More

It would indeed be a cardinal sin to set foot on the Indian soil and not eat some of the most well-known and appreciated delicacies that the subcontinent has to offer. During their 15-minute stay in ‘Hriday Kunj’, the room in Sabarmati where Gandhi stayed, Donald, Melania, Ivanka and Jared Kushner were treated with a high-tea menu.

They were served a delectable spread of authentic Gujarati delicacies like Khaman, samosa made of broccoli and corn, chai and kaju-katli.

It wasn’t just Indian fare on offer. The spread also includes juice, assorted cookies, fortune cookies and apple pie in case the guests wanted a taste of home.

Bon appetit, indeed!

It would indeed be a cardinal sin to set foot on the Indian soil and not eat some of the most well-known and appreciated delicacies that the subcontinent has to offer. During their 15-minute stay in ..
Read More

President Trump, First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, and PM Modi arrived at the Motera Stadium in Gujarat to kickstart the ‘Namaste Trump’ event.

Trump addressed the crowd present at the stadium and spoke at length about the achievements of the Modi government - from providing electricity to villages in the country to making India a country that rises by setting its people free.

From quoting Swami Vivekananda to lauding PM Modi’s journey from a ‘Chaiwallah’ to the Prime Minister of the country, there was plenty of Hindi wordplay in Trump’s speech.

“While our nations have many differences, they are both defined and propelled by a fundamental truth, the truth that all of us are endowed with a sacred soul, as the great religious teacher, Swami Vivekananda once said, ‘the moment I stand in reverence before every human being, and seek God in him, that moment, I am free’.”

President Trump, First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, and PM Modi arrived at the Motera Stadium in Gujarat to kickstart the ‘Namaste Trump’ event. Trump addressed the crowd present at the ..
Read More

Download
The Economic Times Business News App
for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.
READ MORE
ADVERTISEMENT

READ MORE:

LOGIN & CLAIM

50 TIMESPOINTS

More from our Partners

Loading next story
Text Size:AAA
Success
This article has been saved

*

+