Melania Trump’s stylist to be honored by city officials in French hometown

As the year comes to a close, First Lady Melania Trump’s designer choices have been the focus of plenty of listicles.

Soon her stylist of choice, Hervé Pierre, will be in the spotlight in his hometown. Pierre’s holiday celebrations will be extended Wednesday in Sancerre, France, where he will receive the keys to the city.

“I’m so touched because everyone is working in the wine industry or in the goat cheese industry. Sancerre is located on top of a hill, which is where all the vineyards are. And at the bottom of the hill you have Chavignol goat cheese, which is the most delicious and expensive one in the world — for people who like goat cheese.” he said. “It was not so easy as a kid to do fashion in that environment.”

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January 2018

First lady Melania Trump arrived at the State of the Union address on January 30, 2018 in an all-white wide-leg pantsuit from Dior with a silk Dolce & Gabbana blouse and her signature Christian Louboutin stilettos.

February 2018

First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Ohio in a $7000 yellow camel wrap coat by Ralph Lauren, a Hervé Pierre tan leather skirt and Hermes Birkin Bag

February 2018

Trump handed out Valentine's Day cards to children during her visit to the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S in a $2,995 Calvin Klein wrap coat.

March 2018

FLOTUS donned a Brandon Maxwell jacquard cocktail dress ($1595) to welcome Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland at the White House on March 15, 2018. Maxwell, who has worked closely with Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, has also been one of Trump's go-tos.

March 2018

Melania Trump donned a $3995 robin's egg blue Max Mara wrap coat to meet with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sara Netanyahu in the Oval Office.

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April 2018

Melania welcomed Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera midi dress ($3000).

April 2018

First Lady Melania Trump greets French president Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, France's first lady, at the Mount Vernon estate in a $3000 Givenchy cape

April 2018

Melania Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Chanel Haute Couture

May 2018

Melania Trump took charge for her "Be Best" initiative in a Ralph Lauren leather jacket, Michael Kors skirt and Christian Louboutin pumps

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June 2018

Trump met with Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia in the Oval Office in a green and light beige dress from Valentino along with matching olive heels by her go-to Manolo Blahniks

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June 2018

Melania met with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania at the White House in a light pin dress by Proenza Schouler and Christian Louboutin pumps.  

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July 2018

Melania joined her mother, husband and son Barron to travel to Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base in Erdem trousers and Manolo Blahnik BB pumps

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July 2018

Melania Trump pulled out all the stops in a yellow off-the-shoulder J. Mendel gown while meeting Theresa May in London. 

July 2018

Melania met other leaders at the Cinquantenaire Park Museum in Brussels at the NATO summit in an Elie Saab midi dress.

July 2018

Melania arrived in Helsinki, Finland, in leather pants and a chic blazer, ditching heels for Louboutin 'Solasofia' flats

July 2018

POTUS and FLOTUS, in a yellow Gucci suit, met Putin at a meeting in Helsinki, Finland. 

August 2018

Melania Trump greeted first lady Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta of Kenya in a $3,950 Valentino floral skirt paired with a pale pink sleeveless top and matching pale pink Christian Louboutin heels.

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August 2018

Melania arrived in Morristown, NJ, with President and their son Barron, wearing an emerald green Ralph Lauren turtleneck sweater, Adidas and Rag & Bone skinny jeans.

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October 2018

As part of her 5-day tour of Africa, Melania donned a Michael Jackson-esque tie, pants and hat combo.  

November 2018

Melania Trump departed for Paris in a Burberry double-breasted raincoat and black Christian Louboutin boots

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November 2018

Melania, dressed in  met France's first lady Brigitte Macron, with Trump opting for a black belted coat dress by Bottega Veneta and Christian Louboutin heels. 

November 2018

The Trumps welcomed the 20-foot tall Christmas tree to the White House in mid-November. FLOTUS opted for a red and black tartan coat by Michael Kors

November 2018

FLOTUS kicked off the annual G20 summit in Argentina, opting for a floral Gucci dress and green matching heels. 

December 2018

Melania Trump, in a sophisticated off-the-shoulder dress, joined President Donald Trump for a Hanukkah reception in the White House. She also opted for a pair of her trusty So Kate Louboutin pumps.

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“The good news was that they knew what I wanted to do. You have a lot of parents who look at their teenagers and say, ‘What are we going to do with that one?’ That was not the case with my parents. I knew exactly what I wanted to do — which university, which school. It was actually a very straight line. There were no surprises,” he said.

Although his father passed away several years ago, his mother will be on hand for the festivities, as will his sister, who was Sancerre’s mayor at one time. “I like the idea that I did something, even if it’s only frivolous, during my participation on earth — at least I dressed people. You cannot go naked on the street as you know. It would not be so.”

Pierre recently presented pre-fall for the Atelier Caito for Hervé Pierre collection. The 16 styles and the setting — his New York apartment — went over well with buyers who told him, ‘OK, we do not need to do the editing. It’s already been done for us. Their budgets aren’t elastic so you have to be smart,” he said.

After showing pre-fall and before leaving for Europe, Pierre traveled to the Beltway last week for one of the White House’s 18 holiday parties. After meeting friends for a drink, his return to the White House’s main gate was memorable. “Imagine it’s midnight and you see a guy at the security gate, who says, ‘Hi, I’m coming to sleep over.’ They look at you like you are not normal. Of course, they don’t believe me, but I tell them my luggage is already there,” he said. “But I’m beginning to know all of them.”

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As part of her first solo international trip as first lady, Melania visited Nairobi National Park in a white pith helmet, which drew criticism for its colonial-era past. 

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Melania Trump attended the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations alongside her husband. Her black dress was thought to be a slight towards President Trump as many people on the internet saw her outfit as a gesture of support for sexual assault survivors.

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The Trumps welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda to the White House in September. The problem? Melania was wearing a wool coat while it was still 80 degrees outside. Furthermore, she didn't remove her coat while dining inside with the Polish first lady, which Twitter deemed not the best hostess tactic. 

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Melania Trump tried her hand at gardening for the second time to plant an Eisenhower Oak at the White House in August. The $4000 skirt and sky-high Louboutin heels she wore to dig soil sent the internet aflame. 

"Melania is launching her new line of Gardening Attire, accompanied by the standard 4-inch heels," joked one Twitter user. 

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FLOTUS stepped out on August 20th in Maryland to promote her Be Best initiative and discuss cyberbullying. To the event, she wore the once-controversial pussy-bow blouse -- the same style she sported during the 2016 presidential debate after the Access Hollywood leak. 

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Arguably her most controversial outfit yet, Melania sported a jacket emblazoned with the words "I Really Don't Care Do You" to visit migrant children separated from their parents in Texas. The Zara jacket retails for $39.

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Melania arrived at POTUS' State of the Union at the start of the new year in a white Dior pantsuit. Many members of Congress chose to wear black in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and in protest of the Trump administration: Melania stood out in all white. 

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Following Ivana Trump's controversial interview in October, Melania donned an emerald green shirtdress from British brand Cefinn to an official visit to Lily's Place to visit with families affected by addiction. It's the first non-profit infant recovery center in the world. 

The dress was designed by former first lady of Britain Samantha Cameron. Is she reminding everyone of her status? 

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Alongside President Trump, FLOTUS arrived in Vegas in October to pay their respects to the 50 victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Her all-black, closed-off look drew some major criticism on Twitter. 

"I'm making a public plea to Melania Trump: stop with the sunglasses (and the heels at disaster areas)," one Twitter user wrote.

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Twitter had a lot to say about this picture of FLOTUS getting down and dirty in the garden established by former first lady Michelle Obama. 

Her $1380 Balmain shirt wasn't the most appropriate choice for the event.

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Though this photo was taken at the White House Congressional Picnic in June, the Trumps tweeted a photo from the event to wish the country a happy Labor Day the following September. 

"We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel," POTUS wrote. Ironically, Melania's dress was designed by Mary Katrantzou, a Greek-born British designer. Twitter had *a lot* to say. 

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Off to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Melania made headlines when she boarded Air Force One in sky-high stilettos.

"God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes," wrote one Twitter user.

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FLOTUS turned heads in a $51,500 floral jacket by Dolce & Gabbana for the G7 summit in Italy. 

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While visiting Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial, Melania sported a white sleeveless dress. Twitter wasn't happy with her sporting bare shoulders at the memorial.

Wrote one user, "Melania cover your arms up, show some respect."

"Geez. The lambasted Michelle Obama for baring her arms and her is Melania Trump in conservative Israel with a sleeveless dress," said another. 

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Just days after President Trump landed in hot water following the leaked Access Hollywood recordings, Melania sported a pussy bow shirt to the second presidential debates.

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