Harve Pierre, also known by the stage name Joe Hooker, is an American writer, singer, producer, and record executive who is president of Bad Boy Entertainment. “I have lived in America for 22 years and I now have my American passport. One might wonder how Mrs. Trump goes about selecting and securing outfits. "I always ask: 'Was it already on the red carpet? Those vignettes include sleeping over at the White House, where he found himself “feeling the ghosts”; glimpsing the “ballet” of white-gloved hands “changing chandeliers, painting everything”; and scurrying around discreetly to find somewhere to wash his hands without entering the First Lady’s immaculate bathroom. The label, concealed on a satin lining, reads “Atelier Nicolas Caito for Hervé Pierre”, referring to the owner of the tiny New York studio where a handful of white-coated pattern-cutters and seamstresses are at work at the end of the room. Because I don’t want her to be on the 'Who Wore It Better' list.". Ever since America’s First Lady wore his dress to her husband’s inaugural ball – in pure white, draped off-the-shoulder with a cascading ruffle and narrow red knotted belt – the French-born designer has come out of the shadows and into the limelight. This is in stark contrast with how Michelle Obama selected her wardrobe. Raised by his mother never to be “undressed” in public, Hervé is known on New York’s Madison Avenue as the man with a smart jacket, waistcoat and maybe a flower in the lapel. In a rare interview with The New York Times, designer Hervé Pierre cut right to the chase: He accepted the role of being Melania Trump's stylist, and he doesn't regret it. For Bill Clinton’s second swearing in, Hillary went pink, in a pastel-hued wool coat. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. The French-born designer had previously worked at Oscar de la Renta and, more recently, at Carolina Herrera (two American labels run by Latin American immigrants with long histories of dressing Washington wives). At her husband’s 1985 swearing in, Nancy Reagan donned a blue suit and matching hat – with heaps of gold jewelry for good measure.
Since the First Lady has become “more exposed”, the stores have been asking Hervé for “what you did at Herrera in your own vocabulary”. Guest appearances. There’s no 'How to Be the Perfect First Lady' book. I’m not always right. Nicolas and Hervé’s friendship started when they were both working in France and they are now partners in the company. Pierre is an American of Haitian descent. ", On the list of looks he does consider a hit, Pierre spoke fondly of the white dress that he designed for the Inauguration Ball; that occasion also happened to be the first time he met the First Lady. And his parents were proud of his achievements long before he started to dress the First Lady.
About Melania – whom the designer refers to always as “the First Lady” – he is understandably cagey, saying only that he has made four dresses for her; that he also acts as stylist by suggesting other outfits; that, yes, he meets with her; and that she communicates a lot by text. "I’m not always right. Here’s How Melania Trump Actually Gets Her Clothes. 2020 Bustle Digital Group. Apparently the two hit it off enough to the point that Pierre now acts as Melania's de facto stylist. Biography. “I thought immediately of my grandmother and my parents seeing that I had an actress walking the red carpet in my design.”. Mrs. Trump hasn't quite embraced the same "America First" philosophy when it comes to fashion. All rights reserved. So here is a designer in search of a business that he can call his own. “I remember when I did the dress for Renée Zellweger when she won the Oscar for ‘Cold Mountain’, she was wearing this dress with a huge white bow at the back,” Hervé says. Though, it should be noted that both Trump and Obama were paying for the vast majority of their wardrobes out of pocket. Although Hervé, 52, seems predictably stunned about his current moment in the sun, he is now eager to take his experience of being the sewing hands behind the thrones and launch his own work in conjunction with New York’s mighty stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Sak’s Fifth Avenue and online luxury retailer Moda Operandi. To revisit this article, select My Account, then View saved stories. The fact the clothes are bought off the rack with neither the store nor designer knowing who the purchaser is pretty much checks out with stories we've heard about Mrs. Trump's wardrobe before. Melania Helped Pierre to Design the Inaugural Ball Gown. “Even if I am not an artist, I will have one piece in a museum in this country.
There’s no 'How to Be the Perfect First Lady' book. Ad Choices, Melania Trump's Stylist Just Explained Why He Took the Job. Now a freelance designer and consultant, Pierre tells the New York Times that he had never met Melania until a January of this year when he was contacted about designing her inauguration gown. / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images).
Yet at the same time there are touches of modernity in the designs – say thin rolls of fabric like narrow ribs criss-crossing the bodice; or an evening “Spanish Infanta” gown made without a petticoat, light enough to flutter in a breeze. Nancy Regan looked to her favorite color – red – for her 1981 ensemble. Ethics rules state that first ladies can accept clothing as gifts from designers, but the clothing becomes property of the government and is sent to the National Archives. Here’s Why. Patricia Nixon took in her husband’s swearing-in wearing a bright pink peacoat, paired with a mink stole and matching hat. While at Oscar de la Renta, he worked on gowns for Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush when they resided in the White House; later, as the creative director at Carolina Herrera, he made dresses for Michelle Obama. "The beauty of this country is it’s a democracy, so some people want to dress certain people and some people don’t want to," he told the Times. By nationality, he is Canadian and belongs to a white ethnical background. He also makes sure that Mrs. Trump doesn't wear anything that other public figures have worn before. It’s a conversation, a collaboration. As of 2019, his age is 38 years old while his birth sign is Taurus.
"The beauty of this country is it’s a democracy, so some people want to dress certain people and some people don’t want to.
Overall, Pierre is most concerned with making sure that the First Lady stands out, even when she's wearing pieces from known designers like Michael Kors or Dior: "I always ask: 'Was it already on the red carpet? “Oscar was very good at fashion reality,” Hervé says. And it is all thanks to Melania Trump. Her husband Donald Trump's "America First" catchphrase and popularity among the whiter subset of the working class, has been at direct odds with Melania's preference for buying out of pocket high-priced, often foreign designed and assembled garments. "It had to be really, really right because it was going to be part of history—part of this country’s history but also part of what I will have achieved on earth," he told the Times of the floor-length cream gown. It's true that Melania Trump's looks have made a splash (for better or for worse) during her time in the White House. "I go to Bergdorf, I go to Saks, Michael Kors, Dior," he told The Times. "Even if I’m not creating the clothes, it's very creative to consider how it’s going to be perceived.
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