MUMBAI — Ace Indian designer Neeta Lulla has been commissioned to design an outfit for U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, who arrived in India amid tight security early Nov. 28 to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad.
Describing the ensemble that she has planned for Ivanka Trump, Lulla said in a statement: “As stylish and elegant as Ms. Trump is, her ensemble, too, will be intricate and exquisite. We are honored to present an exclusive bespoke collectable inspired from the Vrindavan Symphony which is our tribute to the celebrated Radha-Krishna fable.”
Lulla, a National Award-winning designer, has ensured Indian elements are used in all their glory in the outfit for Ivanka Trump.
“It has a motif of the traditional musical instrument sitar, which has its roots... in classical music... and is inspired by the Vrindavan Gardens where the impeccable portrayal of the divine romance was performed as ‘Raas Leela.’ We have created a signature ensemble using the traditional sari restyled into an elegant gown.”
“Dawned in ivory and golden silk threads, this gown has a ‘sitar’ on the trail made of finely woven silk from the historic city of Varanasi,” she added.
The designer, who has earlier dressed Steven Seagal, Tyra Banks, The Chainsmokers and DJ KSHMR in her creations, said Ivanka Trump’s attire is made of fused fabrics evolving from “deep-rooted cultures in India with a state-of-the-art silhouette to create a tailored ensemble.”
Ivanka Trump, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the GES, attended the inaugural session Nov. 28 evening along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The three-day event, being co-hosted by the U.S. and India, will be attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors and eco-system supporters from 150 countries.