It’s unclear what kind of message Ivanka Trump is trying to send her stepmother, Melania, but social media is finding it to be shady at the very least. The eldest daughter of Donald Trump wore an outfit on an international trip, one drawn up by a designer who has been incredibly vocal about her dislike for the Trump administration — going so far as to refuse to dress the first lady.
Express points out that Ivanka Trump arrived at the G20 Summit wearing an off-the-shoulder pantsuit by designer Gabriela Hearst, who has publicly stated that she wants to “take down” the Trump administration. Considering that both Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, are employed by the Trump administration, this seems an ironic fashion choice.
In 2017, when Melania Trump’s team reached out to request clothing from Gabriela Hearst, they were told no. Hearst wouldn’t offer the first lady her clothing.
“If they want to wear the clothes, they can buy the clothes.”