Ivanka Trump continued modeling unique outfits during her visit in India today, ending her stay in an eye-catching two-toned dress with different patterns on the front and back.
The first daughter, 36, wrapped up her solo official visit in Hyderabad, where she traveled at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to headline the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
After giving the opening address yesterday, Ivanka returned to the gathering today, wearing a tea-length red dress.
Sartorial: Ivanka Trump continued modeling unique outfits during her visit in India today as she took part in a panel discussion during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad
Colorful: The first daughter, 36, donned a tea-length red dress with a small floral pattern and black lace accents on its short sleeves
Sticking to her classics: Ivanka let the dress take center stage but still wore it with the same quirky mules she donned yesterday with another outfit
Ivanka let the dress, which had a small floral pattern and black lace accents on its short sleeves, take center stage, but still wore it with the same quirky mules she donned yesterday with another outfit.
The senior White House adviser stepped onstage to take part in a panel discussion as part of the summit and waved at the crowd before sitting down in the red number.
Ivanka, in her biggest foreign mission yet, urged India to seize the untapped potential in women and promoted growing ties between the US and the South Asia powerhouse in a keynote speech on Tuesday before Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She returned to the theme Wednesday, stressing businesses needed to stop thinking about gender considerations in the workplace as ‘women’s issues’.
‘We are half the population so we need to start thinking about them as critical issues. We’re seeing an explosion in women entrepreneurs,’ she said.
Change: Later on Wednesday, Ivanka modeled a different outfit for a visit of the the historic Golkonda Fort on the outskirts of Hyderabad with the rest of the US delegation
Sparkly touches: Ivanka paired the long-sleeved dress with bejeweled white flats and glamorous sunglasses
Enjoying herself: The first daughter, who called the tour a ‘perfect end to a remarkable visit’ on social media, appeared to love the tour
Two-toned: Ivanka took to Instagram to share photos of herself in the black and white dress and was careful to show the two different patterns on the garment’s front and back
Later on Wednesday, Ivanka modeled a different outfit for a visit of the the historic Golkonda Fort on the outskirts of Hyderabad with the rest of the US delegation.
She shared three photos and two videos of herself during the visit on her Instagram account, including a short clip in which she makes sure to show both the front and back of the ankle-length black and white number.
Ivanka paired the long-sleeved dress with bejeweled white flats and glamorous sunglasses, and took the time to twirl to give a complete view of her outfit.
She called the tour a ‘perfect end to a remarkable visit’.
Many attendees at the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit have embraced Ivanka’s message, including calls for India to increase its woefully low rate of female employment in the fast growing economy.
‘She is one of the most powerful women in the world at the moment so whatever she says does have an impact,’ said Indian social entrepreneur Nishita Manne.
The tech hub of Hyderabad, home to the Indian operations of Google, Facebook and Amazon, was bowled over by Ivanka’s star power, decking the city in festive lights, colorful murals and billboards bearing her image.
‘Ivanka Trump has a rockstar quality. She oozes glamour and class,’ 19-year-old student Raj Shekhar told AFP in the southern Indian city.
‘She has lit up our city with her presence. She has put Hyderabad on the global map.’
But the visit was clouded by reports questioning Ivanka’s clothing line and its supply chain as well as a snub by Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, who has reportedly refused to send senior staff with Ivanka to India.
Choices: On Tuesday, Ivanka appeared to want to emulate traditional Indian clothing during her trip to Hyderabad on Tuesday with a trio of outfits, including this evening gown
Speech: The first daughter donned a green dress with a floral pattern as she gave the opening address at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit earlier on Tuesday
How it began: After arriving in Hyderabad, Ivanka wore a black jacket with white embellishments that seemed to allude to the patterns sometimes seen on traditional garments
Details: The former model paired the jacket with black slacks and a white leather tote bag and kept her hair down
The first daughter had ‘failed to address the brutal reality (that) clothes and shoes produced by her brand´s suppliers, which outsource all their production overseas, are often manufactured under abusive conditions,’ Robert Weissman, head of US-based nonprofit Public Citizen, posted on Twitter.
Others questioned Ivanka’s credentials to lead such a summit, disapproving of some overt political messaging about her father’s presidency in scripted remarks.
‘I felt she has been talking more about politics than the real issues that women entrepreneurs have to face. We are not interested in American politics or her father’s policies,’ Norma Uazengisa, an entrepreneur from Namibia, told AFP.
A US businesswoman, who asked not to be named, said: ‘I feel I can’t relate to her as an entrepreneur because I don’t think she has faced any real obstacles in her life.’
But start-up founder Upasana Makati said it was crucial to ‘focus on the positives and leave aside the controversies for once’.
‘Her coming here means everyone is talking about women and entrepreneurship. A dialogue has been set in motion which in itself is a great start,’ she told AFP.
Ivanka, who traveled at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was scheduled to leave India later on Wednesday after her tour of the historic fort built by medieval rulers on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
On Tuesday, Ivanka appeared to want to emulate traditional Indian clothing with a trio of outfits after her arrival in the city.
Noteworthy: Ivanka’s green dress was a departure from her usual style, which doesn’t often feature statement patterns other than plaid
Officials: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second left, arrived with Ivanka for the opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Style: Earlier this month, Ivanka wore a kimono-inspired dress during a visit in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
She began with a black jacket with white embellishments that seemed to allude to the patterns sometimes seen on the country’s traditional garments.
Ivanka paired the jacket with black pants and a white purse, and was photographed in her first outfit greeting officials during her first moments in Hyderabad.
Later on, the senior White House adviser addressed the crowd wearing an ankle-length green dress with a floral pattern and a cut-out on her chest.
The outfit was a departure from her usual style, which doesn’t often feature statement patterns other than plaid, and seemed to be a special choice on Ivanka’s part to mark her trip to India.
She wore the green dress with the same eye-catching pointy mules with kitten heels she donned on Wednesday, and wore her long hair down during the talk.
At the end of the day, Ivanka, who was scheduled to attend a gala dinner on Tuesday night, donned another outfit, this time a floor-length gown with golden embellishments on a dark blue fabric.
The dress, which the former model wore with black stilettos and her hair pulled into a bun, appeared to be Ivanka’s version of the elaborate patterns sometimes featured on traditional Indian clothing.