While first daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump knows a thing or two about style, she couldn’t shake way critics during her journey to India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Nov. 28.
Stepping out in a long-sleeved, tea length floral number by Erdem to co-host the Hyderabad event with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the mother-of-three and businesswoman earned mixed reviews for her $3,500 look.
“We guess she looked elegant and managed to beautifully balance out the deep jewel tones of her dress with minimal accessories, ” wrote The Indian Express, adding that Trump’s signature “beachy waves” and natural makeup polished off the look nicely.
Swirlster, however, was bluntly “not impressed” with the outfit.
“Ivanka, who usually seems to get onto right in her blacks, whites and pastels, might have made a bit of a style faux pas by appearing in this green dress, ” the outlet said of the green floral frock the first daughter delivered the Summit’s keynote address in.
India Today, meanwhile, straight-up called it “a disaster of a dress.”
On social media, Instagram users poured kudo on the ensemble, describing him as “beautiful” and “lovely, ” while others in the Twitterverse didn’t quite agree, some calling the dress “so weird” and “distracting from her reason to be there.”
Though the Express further mused why Trump didn’t sport a creation from an Indian decorator for the big event — as the Duchess of Cambridge and Michelle Obama have done for similar occasions — decorator Neeta Lulla said in a statement that she has created a traditional Indian outfit for Trump later during the visit.
As evidenced by the recent homage she paid during a trip-up to Japan with a cherry blossom-esque frock, Trump’s sartorial track record demonstrates that she’s prefectly capable of navigating the waters of international fashion.
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