Ivanka Trump co-hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, on Tuesday morning, alongside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where she aimed to highlight the importance of entrepreneurial women in global businesses. However, she couldn’t escape fashion criticism while doing so.
The first daughter and senior presidential adviser arrived in the technology epicenter on Monday evening, where she was greeted by a number of officials from the host country. But the part that stood out most for followers of the namesake designer was the jacket she was wearing for the occasion.
Just arrived in Hyderabad, India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Thank you for the warm welcome! I am excited to meet all of the incredible entrepreneurs from the U.S., India, and around the world. #GES2017
A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Nov 27, 2017 at 10:47pm PST
The structured black jacket with white pearl detailing was called “subtle yet classy” by a writer at The Indian Express, who gave a nod to Trump for incorporating “Indian-style patterns” into her ensemble — until ornamental detailing took over her look on the day of the summit.
For her official meeting with Prime Minister Modi and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Trump wore a multicolored jacquard midi dress by Erdem, decorated with pink and yellow flowers. The pleated dress, which retails for $3,550, wasn’t seen as part of the designer’s usually sophisticated sense of style, but instead was questioned for being perceived as “gaudy.”
Ivanka's dress is so weird
— hela's fan (@Winkerbell_) November 28, 2017
Looks like bedsheet.
— Omkar (@bore_snore) November 28, 2017
(Time to pass judgements like a true hypocrite)
Ivanka Trump is looking broader in the black and white coat and her green garden dress is too average and bad
— Somya Saxena (@SomyaSaxena) November 28, 2017
Too bad her outfit is distracting from her reason to be there! https://t.co/J2x1ugbGaD
— Maureen Ramsden (@MaureenRamsden) November 28, 2017
It didn’t go unnoticed that Trump opted out of wearing the clothing of an Indian designer, as the Duchess of Cambridge and former first lady Michelle Obama had done during their visits to the country. However, Trump is expected to wear a traditional Indian outfit designed by Neeta Lulla later during her trip.
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