Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska attends fashion event in New York

On Tuesday, first lady Olena Zelenska attended a fashion event at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. Stateside for the United Nations General Assembly, the 41-year-old posed for the cameras in a baby blue three-piece suit. She paired the look with gray heels and pearl drop earrings.

“Had the opportunity to attend the annual First Lady Fashion 4 Development Luncheon to support the UN Millennium Development Goals and to honor the fashion industry for their contributions to the Global Sustainable Development Goals,” she wrote on Instagram alongside images from the event. “I express my deepest respect and sincere greetings to the nominees!”

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska attends Fashion 4 Development's 9th Annual Official First Ladies Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on September 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Fashion 4 Development )
NEW YORK CITY, USA - SEPTEMBER 25, 2019: Olena Zelenskaya (C), wife of Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly at the headquarters of the United Nations in Manhattan. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)
Wife of the Ukrainian President Maryna Poroshenko (C) listens to a speech delivered by her husband, incumbent Ukrainian President, presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko from the stage set up outside the NSC Olimpiyskiy supposed to host the debate with presidential candidate Volodymyr Zeleskyi, Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, April 14, 2019. Ukrinform. (Photo credit should read Ovsyannikova Yulia / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 21: Olena Zelenska (L) and her husband, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (R), cast their ballots in parliamentary elections on July 21, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine. Zelenskiy used his inaugural speech two months ago to call for snap elections, and is hoping that his Servant of the People party will win an outright majority of seats in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KIEV, UKRAINE - APRIL 21, 2019: Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky's wife Olena Zelenska at his election campaign headquarters during the second round of the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. Anna Marchenko/TASS (Photo by Anna Marchenko\TASS via Getty Images)
KIEV, UKRAINE - APRIL 21: Olena Zelenska, the wife of Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, at a polling station where she and her husband cast their ballots on April 21, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine. Recent polls have indicated that Zelenskiy is likely to win the election by a large margin over incumbent Petro O. Poroshenko. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KIEV, UKRAINE - APRIL 19: Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy (C) and his wife Olena Zelenska after a debate with President Petro O. Poroshenko at Olympiskiy Stadium on April 19, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine. Recent polls have indicated that Zelenskiy is likely to win Sunday's runoff election by a large margin. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and his wife Olena Zelenska congratulate each other at his headquarters after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Ukrainians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff as the nation's incumbent leader struggles to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his wife Olena Zelenska greet each other after voting at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Ukrainians are voting in an early parliamentary election in which the new party of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to take the largest share of votes. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and his wife Olena Zelenska, right, greet their supporters at his headquarters after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Ukrainians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff as the nation's incumbent leader struggles to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Zelenska arrived in New York with her husband, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, earlier this week. She shared a picture of the pair deplaning on social media with the first lady, a former TV writer and producer, wearing a camel-colored suit, black top and scarf. The caption (translated) reads, “Arrived for a working visit in the United States.”

Before her husband’s campaign, Zelenska kept a relatively low profile. However, since becoming a public figure, she’s shared more of her life on her official Instagram account, including family photos with her kids and meetings with fellow foreign dignitaries.

On Sept. 15, she posted photos of a meeting between the first couple and Mila Kunis – whose family fled Soviet Ukraine when she was just seven – and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, writing that she enjoyed making their acquaintance.

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