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Finding Her Filter
The businesswoman turned heads on Monday night in a sleek red Ralph Lauren jumpsuit, just weeks after giving birth to new baby Theodore (on March 27th). As she got glam for the big event, Trump had fun playing with the filters on Snapchat, which she recently joined. “My kids were obsessed with the puppy dog face—and clearly so am I!” she says. Follow her on Snapchat at username “IvankaTrump.”
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Prepping for the Big Night
To prep, she worked with makeup artist Tina Turnbow on her look. Trump says the pro “mixed several shades of red to make one that perfectly matched my gown.”
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Mommy's Little Helpers
Trump’s children Arabella, 4, and Joseph, 2, helped to make dinner while she was getting ready. “Joseph kept bringing me herbs to smell,” she says.
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All the Little Things
Having your own footwear, clothing, jewelry, and handbag line helps when putting together a look for a black-tie affair and Trump herself calls these accessories “the evening's very important details.” She chose a mix of pieces from her own collection, like the top and bottom bracelets, as well as some from luxury jeweler De Grisogono. As for the shoes, “my team custom-made the gold platform sandals just for the occasion,” she says. “The clutch is also from my own line. It's a favorite from last year.” Similar styles are available at Zappos.
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First Look at the Look!
Trump worked with stylist Micaela Erlanger to choose a crepe jumpsuit with a cape that pools into a train in the back by Ralph Lauren. “He is a master at his craft,” she says of the designer. “All mamas know that it is hard to feel beautiful and confident one month after having a baby. Thankfully, I was in great hands with the brilliant team at Ralph Lauren. I couldn’t have wished for a more gorgeous gown.”
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Getting the Perfect Hairstyle
No red carpet look is complete without gorgeous locks, and Trump went for a simple, voluminous down 'do. “My hairstylist, Seiji, swept my hair off to one side and pulled it into a hidden ponytail to keep it in place,” she says.
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Almost Ready for the Red Carpet
“If only every date night were this glamorous,” she says as she’s finishing getting ready.
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Her #1 Accessory
Trump cozied up to husband Jared Kushner before heading to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “On my way out the door with my very handsome husband,” she says of this snap.
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Her Adorable Escort
Is there anything cuter than a little boy in a tux? Here, Joseph, 2, lends mom a hand. “It’s become a Met Ball tradition that Joseph helps me with my train and then escorts me out to the car,” she says.
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“Thank you to the supremely talented Micaela Erlanger for helping me put this look together,” says the star. “Such a spectacular evening!”