News Melania Trump Wears Pink Heels and a White Dress to Donate Her Inaugural Ball Gown By Brandi Fowler Brandi Fowler Instagram Website In addition to her extensive fashion, lifestyle, and beauty coverage for InStyle, Brandi has worked as a writer and editor for E! Online, a fashion and lifestyle writer for Hello! US, an editor/on-camera host for AOL, contributing writer and red carpet correspondent for Variety and Cosmopolitan, and has also served as the Hollywood correspondent for Australia's 9News' TheFIX. Her editorial features can also be found on Vitruvi, MTV News, Madame Noire, Hello Beautiful and more covering fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and entertainment news. Her articles have been syndicated by the likes of Health, Marie Claire, Essence, Shape, Yahoo!, People, and more. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 20, 2017 @ 04:45PM Pin Share Tweet Email Melania Trump kept her style simple as she parted ways with her Inaugural ball gown at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., Friday. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images During a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for the unveiling of the gown, the First Lady struck a pose next to her custom off-white, silk crepe Hervé Pierre dress, which she donated to the museum's First Ladies Collection. Trump flashed a smile at the annual event in a cream dress, adding a pop of color with a pink coat and pink stiletto pumps. Win McNamee/Getty Images "It can be a daunting task to choose an outfit that will be mesmerized and become part of our nation's story and forever history," the former model said at ceremony, according to ABC News. She added that Pierre only had two weeks to design the gown. "It is now my hope that this piece is one of the many great beginnings to our family's history here in Washington, D.C." Win McNamee/Getty Images Prior to the event, Trump said she was "honored" to donate the couture gown to the exhibit, which spans over 200 years with First Ladies' looks, including Michelle Obama's ruby-colored chiffon gown custom-made by designer Jason Wu.