Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and his own wife, Melania, exhibited the Ny glamor of the family Friday night in a distinctively American tableau as they all swung on stage before a backdrop of red, white and blue.
Their first dance was to Frank Sinatra’s 1969 hit “My Way.” The Rockettes performed in hot pants and top hats. Melania Trump stunned the bunches in a glossy white, off the shoulder column dress using a swooping arc across her torso and (modestly) leg-baring slit.
The somber inaugural festivities Friday day marked the peaceful transfer of power. The inaugural balls Friday night were where his first postage is set by the newest President on Washington design.
The former real estate mogul, known for his affinity for over the top golden fixtures, went with touch of retro glitz for classic Americana. The parade of actions that performed in the three balls were reminiscent of what an itinerary might appear to be on a first excursion to Radio City Music Hall in Nyc and the draws of Broadway.
Trump suggested that his footwork would not be elaborate – with a source telling CNN that he’d no interest in practicing the first dance. As well as the focus of the night was about the way of the first family that is new.
In the most-anticipated surprise of the evening, Melania Trump helped design her jaw-dropping white dress in a cooperation with Herv Pierre, the former creative director of Carolina Herrera.
Pierre said to Women’s Wear Daily in a statement the first lady set her own distinct imprint
“She understands what she enjoys,” Pierre told Women’s Wear Daily. “Our conversations were, and are, quite simple. She understands about trend, as a former model. She’s conscious about buildings, so we’ve already exactly the same vocabulary as it pertains to designing a dress.”
Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s oldest daughter, wore a white Oscar de la Renta pantsuit before in the day and picked another classic American designer wearing bodice and a golden Carolina Herrera ball gown with jeweled sleeves and a bell shaped skirt.
The President’s other daughter, Tiffany Trump, along with the wives of Eric and Donald Jr. Trump – Lara and Vanessa – all wore changing metallic shades of silver, gold and pink with altered mermaid shapes.
Eight years back, the Obamas found their star-studded age with Beyonc singing “At Last” as Michelle Obama ushered in a fresh age of new-faced American designers in her white one-shouldered Jason Wu gown.
Former President George W. Bush brought a decidedly Texas dash to DC by wearing his cowboy boots to the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural ball.
The newest President went to get a pared-down celebration which was heavy on homage to the military, patriotic subjects along with a reflection of his populism – right all the way down to the $50 tickets which were meant to make the balls accessible to ordinary Americans who supported his effort.
The primary couple dropped by all three official balls: two at the Washington Convention Center, in addition to the invitation only “Salute to Our Armed Services Ball” at the National Building Museum.
Past the Rockettes, other featured performances contained Riverdance, the award winning Irish dance troupe that burst on the landscape in 1994, and jazz vocalist Erin Boheme, who kicked off the festivities by performing the 1956 hit “Mack the Knife.”
At the final ball, honoring American service members, Donald and Melania Trump danced to “I’ll Always Love You,” the tune made famous by Whitney Houston in the 1992 film “The Bodyguard” where she starred with Kevin Costner. As the music played, they were joined with service members.