Mrs Trump wore Dolce & Gabbana on New Year’s Eve. The party was hers and the President-Elect’s at Mar-a-lago, their Palm Beach, Florida country club meets mansion. It was a little black Dress with a jewel broach on each shoulder. Never before has the choice of a New Years Eve frock been so controversial. A couple of weeks earlier Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley (who knows his subject – a decade before he had taken Mrs Trump to Paris to choose her Christian Dior wedding dress for her Mar-a-lago wedding) had prepared the ground:”Get ready for super-clinched waists, hour-glass silhouettes and pencil skirts.” Love it or loathe it, the new queen of American high society’s southern capital was taking her throne – and bringing with it some sultry Italian designer glamour.
There was glamour to be had elsewhere too. Take the island of St Barts surrounded by the massed fleet of billionaire super yachts. The Caribbean Sea hasn’t seen the like since the Royal Navy captured the last French colony in 1810 – but then Roman Abramovich hadn’t started throwing his annual New Years Eve bonanza for the Jet Set back then. Paul McCartney and the Killer’s Brandon Flowers performed The Beatles 1968 hit ‘Helter Skelter.’ The fashion set was led by his daughter Stella, and included Karlie Kloss and Calvin Klein.
Meanwhile back in Hollywood, the IT girls were there, and their midriffs were bare. Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin were spotted heading into celebrity hotspot ‘The Nice Guy.’ What happened after midnight, we’ll never tell.