Melania Trump has been the talk of the internet since she debuted her ‘scribble dress’ on Independence Day 2020.
The current FLOTUS wore a dress designed by late British fashion icon Alexander McQueen. But while McQueen’s designs usually go down a treat in the fashion world, this particular number has split the crowd.
Many public figures don clothing with overt or covert meanings. Melania Trump is no different, having provoked controversy as a result of her fashion choices. Notably, this occurred in 2018 when the First Lady wore a jacket emblazoned with the phrase “I really don’t care, do you?” during a trip to a migrant child detention centre.
So, with Melania wearing this particular scribble dress on Independence Day, many are searching for what the outfit might mean. Some have even created hoaxes about the dress’s origin in search of a meaning.
Melania Trump in Alexander McQueen
The Slovenian-born former model joined her husband, President Donald Trump, for an early Fourth of July celebration. This was held at Mount Rushmore on Friday, July 3rd.
Melania, 50, has a wardrobe filled with items from the world’s top designers.
This is not the first time Melania Trump has stepped out in an Alexander McQueen number, but it is the first time it has caused such a stir.
What is the Alexander McQueen scribble dress?
The dress features a scribble design signature of McQueen’s, a print which has been used for the designer’s Spring 2020 collection.
The dress Melania was wearing costs $3,840 (around £3,000). You can view the dress on the Alexander McQueen website.
It was design students at London’s Central Saint Martins who conjured up the images for Melania’s dress.
Meaning: Alexander McQueen scribble dress
While many were searching for some kind of meaning behind Alexander McQueen’s scribble dress, we are sorry to report that there is none. There has been a few theories bandied around online that the students who designed Melania’s dress were children, however they were adults. This theory grossly expanded with some stating online that these were trauma drawings from child victims of abuse; again, this is false.
The CSM students drew “dancing girls” sketches on long sheet of paper during a life-drawing class led by fashion illustrator Julie Verhoeven. The best sketches from the class were then chosen to go on the dress.
The team at Alexander McQueen then hand-embroidered the sketches onto the white linen dress.
You can read more about the students’ designs here.
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