Ivanka Trump has a brand-new office in the White House, and she’s updating her work wardrobe by hiring a Hollywood stylist.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the first daughter has hired New York stylist Cat Williams, the former assistant of Micaela Erlanger, who has styled a number of red carpet looks: Lupita Nyong’o’s Calvin Klein white halter gown and pale blue Prada dress, Jared Leto’s black suit with red piping, Michelle Dockery’s gold-and-white Alexandre Vauthier couture gown, and Meryl Streep’s Elie Saab off-the-shoulder embroidered top and trousers. Erlanger also styled Trump in a red crepe Ralph Lauren jumpsuit, weeks after giving birth to her third child, for the 2016 Met Gala.
With a growing list of designers who have refused to dress the first family — Sophie Theallet, Zac Posen, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lin — Williams’s job may come with a learning curve. What’s more, it’s unclear who’s paying for Williams’s services, especially since Trump isn’t taking a salary with her White House gig. According to an NPR interview with Trump’s lawyer, she will simply be “the eyes and ears of her father,” while advising him on topics related to women.