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Just one day into her husband’s presidency, we’ve already seen first lady Melania Trump in two very tailored outfits (one for a wreath-laying ceremony yesterday and one for the official inauguration this morning) and one very sparkly number for a candlelight dinner. But those outfits were just a preview of things to come. What we were all waiting for was the grand reveal — and we got it when Trump stepped out onto the stage at the Liberty Ball wearing a floor-length white sheath dress by Hervé Pierre.

“It’s an honor to dress the First Lady,” Pierre said in a statement. “I was actually lucky because over my 20 years in the U.S., I dressed all the first ladies: Mrs. Clinton at Oscar [de la Renta], Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Obama at Carolina Herrera. So I feel lucky and honored to dress Melania Trump, but this time under my name.”

Pierre worked as creative director at Carolina Herrera until last February. The designer adds that the dress was designed in collaboration with Trump. He’s also responsible for styling Trump’s powder-blue morning look, so it looks like we’ve got a stylist-in-chief on our hands.

Trump took the stage wearing a white off-the-shoulder gown with a high slit reminiscent of a very Angelina fashion moment. It had an architectural ruffle that flowed from shoulder to waist and down to the hem of her dress. Trump left her statement jewelry (save her engagement ring) at home and finished the look with a thin, red belt and matching heels.

That’s three outfits and three American designers. While many critics saw dressing Trump as an “ethical dilemma ” for designers, there’s no denying that any designer that dresses a first lady is immediately written into the annals of history (not to mention the dress gets a pretty prominent spot in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History). Love it or hate it, tonight’s Pierre gown will be joining some good company, namely Jason Wu and James Galanos.

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