America’s First Lady walked down the aisle in 2005 looking totally elegant in a dress by Christian Dior.
As expected, Melania Knauss’ wedding to Billionaire Donald Trump in 2005 was as extravagant as weddings come, even by today’s standards.
Everything about that ceremony in Florida was totally mind-blowing – the venue, the decor, the guest list and… the bride’s dress.
Melania Trump’s dress was a stunning Christian Dior Piece with extravagant embroidery that took an astonishing 550 hours to complete. So amazing was it that it covered and had a 14-page feature in Vogue Magazine.
The sleeveless design was made with 300 ft of duchesse satin and the bride’s regal look for the ceremony was completed with with a 16 ft veil! [Talk about wedding like a queen!]
Of course, for a dress with such amazing details, the price was a whooping $100k!
To make that even more interesting, if the new FLOTUS would get married in Nigeria today wearing that same dress, she would be paying something around ₦38.7M for it!
Dollar Times says “$100K in 2005 had the same buying power as $126,869.15 in 2017”
Later at the reception ceremony, which took place in Donald Trump’s $35M house, the bride changed into a Vera Wang silk and tulle dress, with a leg slit.
According to Express UK, the total cost of Donald and Melania Trump’s wedding ceremony was an estimated $1M!
POTUS Donald Trump and FLOTUS Melania married on January 22, 2016.