All of Donald and Melania Trump’s Met Gala looks, when they still got invited: she wore Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli and Vera Wang … while Don wore the same suit and bow tie every year

What did Donald and Melania Trump wear to the Met Gala over the years? Photos: Getty Images
Before he was president of the United States, Donald Trump was a fixture at the Met Gala. He appears to have worn the same tuxedo to the event every year, while his wife Melania’s outfits varied throughout the years. The former US first lady often wore lavish gowns from designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Vera Wang, Roberto Cavalli and more.
Here’s a closer look at the couple’s fashion throughout the years at the star-studded event.

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Melania Trump (then Knauss, before her marriage) and Donald Trump at the 2004 Met Gala. Photo: FilmMagic

Melania Trump (then Knauss, before her marriage) joined Donald at the Met Gala in 2004 in an all-black, floor-length gown.

The theme of the 2004 gala was “Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century.”


Melania and Donald Trump made regular appearances at “fashion’s biggest night”. Photo: FilmMagic

Melania wore an Alexander McQueen ball gown in 2005.


Donald and Melania Trump at the 2006 Met Gala in New York City. Photo by Getty Images
While pregnant with Barron, Melania wore a white empire-waist dress with a black belt. The theme of the gala was “Anglomania”.

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Donald and Melania Trump leaving the Met Gala in 2007. Photo: Getty Images

At the 2007 gala, Donald wore his black tuxedo with a bow tie, and Melania wore a shimmering gold dress designed by Roberto Cavalli.


Donald Trump with Melania Trump wearing a hot pink Vera Wang gown in 2008 at the Met Gala. Photo: Getty Images

Melania wore a hot pink Vera Wang gown in 2008. The theme of the 2008 gala was “Superheroes”.


Donald and Melania Trump attend the Met Gala in 2009 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images

The tuxedo made another appearance at the 2009 gala, while Melania wore a black Dolce & Gabbana dress. Guests dressed according to the theme “The Model As Muse”.

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Donald and Melania Trump at the Met Gala in 2010 dressed according to the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” theme. Photo: FilmMagic
In 2010, Trump sported his go-to tux while Melania wore a navy satin dress by Christian Siriano. The designer later stated that he would not dress Melania while she served as first lady.

“I think for a while everyone was trying to figure out what to do. Unfortunately, it really doesn’t have anything to do with [Melania], but she is representing what’s happening politically and what’s happening politically right now is not really good for anyone,” he told Time magazine in 2017.

Melania had a number of controversial moments during her four years in the White House.


Donald and Melania Trump attend the Met Gala in 2011. Photo: Getty Images

For the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Met Gala in 2011, Melania wore a gold dress by Reem Acra. She paired the dress with a gold Alexander McQueen bag, while Trump wore his go-to tuxedo.


Donald and Melania Trump at their last Met Gala in 2012. Photo: FilmMagic

At their last Met Gala appearance, Trump wore what appears to be the same tuxedo, and Melania chose a dramatic white minidress with pointy shoulder pads. The theme that year was “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations”.

This article originally appeared on Business Insider
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  • Before he was the US president, reality TV star Donald Trump was a fixture at the Met Gala, sporting his go-to tux while his wife Melania donned luxury designer gowns
  • Melania’s 2010 navy satin dress designer Christian Siriano later stated that he would not dress the former US first lady while she served in the White House