Anita Dongre - The Portrait Of Designer Who Takes Charge Of US President’s Daughter’s Outfit In India

Leela Adwani |Feb 29, 2020

Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump picks up the Indian designer Anitia Dongre on day 2 of their presidential visit. Find out who she is!

The visit of President Donald Trump in India, needless to say, is taking the whole nation by storm. Every update about his agenda soon sets the Internet on fire.  However, another piece of news that isn't about his visit but also grabs eyeballs is that Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump picks up the Indian designer Anita Dongre on day 2 of their presidential visit.

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Anita Dongre is one of designers whom Ivanka Trump picked for her US presidential visit.

To make you familiarize with this designer to know who she is and reason why she was chose by Ivanka, below are some interesting facts about her.

Who is Anita Dongre?

Anita Dongre was born on 3 October 1963 and she is a well-known fashion designer who is touted as a big name in the fashion industry. Dongre is also the founder of House of Anita Dongre which is widely recognized as the country’s leading fashion house.

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She is one of the most successful fashion designers in India

Born and raised in the affluent neighborhood, Bradra, Mumbai, Dongra pursued her study in Fashion Design at SNDT Women’s University.  After finishing her fashion designing course, the woman started designing anf supplying Indian wear to virtually all famous clothing shops in Mumbai for 12 years.  And 1995 witnessed a turning point of her life as it was when she founded House of Anita Dongre Ltd. with her brother Mukesh Sawlani and sister Meena Sehra. Her brands are now available through more than 650 points of sales nationwide. Her labels have been enhanced at many awards shows, international red carpet events.

Dongre tied the knot with Pravin Dongre who is a wealthy businessman and they are parents to son Yash Dongre who also plays an important role in their business.

Design philosophy

The fact is that traditional craftsmanship, rich cultural heritage and Mughal architecture have always been huge sources of inspiration for Dongre. They can be reflected vividly in all her collections. The designer even goes back to the roots in Rajasthan in the sake of finding her design inspiration.

Reasons why Ivanka Trump opted Antia Dongre for the presidential visit in India

Following US First Lady Melania Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump Ivanka paid a visit to India in a sherwani of Antia Dongre. Ivanka donned a white sherwani which is crafted from handwoven silk from Murshidabad in order to attend the ceremonial welcome.  She completed her look with the same-shade kitten heels which is currently available on Farfetch with a price of around $700.

The Women Who Work author took to her Instagram handle to share the picture of herself wearing Antia creation. No prize for guessing, the tunic-and-trouser combination gets a lot praises from the netizens.

In a recent interview, Dongre spilled the beans that the sherwani is timeless as well as a classic. She said that this style was created 20 years back and it’s relatively amazing when we are still able to see how beautifully relevant it’s even today. A sherwani is not only a standout and powerful silhouette and also carries the exact charisma in any color. However, the designer further revealed that her go-to colors are black, white and evergreen blue.

Updates on Ivanka Trump’s fashion statements in India

She closed out her two-day trip to India on 25 February at a state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan. For this formal occasion, the White House adviser once again chose a dress of another Indian fashion designer, Robit Bal.

The outfit which perfectly featured the designer’s signature floral embroidery along with golden detail on the sleeves and a high collar is from the Guldastah collection of Bal in 2018.


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