The Huge Amount Of Money Ivanka Trump Spent On Her Debate Outfit

Ivanka Trump dressed to impress for the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, 2020, and she reportedly dropped a whole lot of money in the process. The businesswoman-turned-senior-presidential advisor showed off her ultra-luxe look while sitting in the audience at the debate, which took place in Cleveland, Ohio. "Ivanka's debate outfit cost more than Trump paid in taxes," one person quipped about the ensemble.

As for the outfit Ivanka chose to don as she watched her father, President Donald Trump, spar against Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden? Trump's oldest daughter stepped out of Air Force One dressed to the nines in an ivory blazer, featuring a tie wrap belt to accentuate her waistline, paired with matching ivory-colored double-creased pants, pieces all designed by Gabriela Hearst, according to the Daily Mail. Along with her high-class suited up look, she also wore pearl drop earrings and carried with her a Chanel handbag. 

Of course, some might be wondering how much this fashion statement actually cost Ivanka. We spill the tea on this price tag after the jump.

Ivanka Trump's debate outfit caused a stir

Ivanka Trump's high-dollar outfit (pictured above) for her appearance at the first presidential debate in 2020 is causing a media frenzy. So, how much money did she really drop for her sophisticated pantsuit look? Let us break it down for you.

Ivanka's sculptural blazer, which you can shop here, is worth $3,200, as the Daily Mail noted. The double creased pants that she paired the jacket comes in a bit lower, but still pretty pricey, at a reported $1,300. As for her Chanel quilted white bag, the outlet reported it costs $4,700. This totals close to a whopping $10,000 for the presidential debate outfit. Sheesh, our bank accounts are cringing tallying that up.

It's fair to say the price tag on Ivanka's outfit caused a stir at the 2020 debate, as one commenter tweeted, "Nice to see daddy's tax avoidance isn't hindering Ivanka's shopping." The jab is likely a reference to The New York Times September 2020 expose about President Donald Trump's tax returns. Someone else said about the price tag, "It's ok, they will call it a business expense." Either way, something tells us Ivanka won't tone it down for the next debate — she does love high fashion, after all.

Ivanka Trump knows fashion

Before Ivanka Trump became her father's presidential advisor (and even before her father decided to run for office), she had been very involved in the high-fashion realm. The Guardian states that Ivanka began modeling at an early age, signing with Elite Model Management and appearing in numerous ads, runways, and even landing several covers. Vanity Fair claims that "the then-teenage daughter of New York celebrity and real-estate mogul Donald Trump was one of the first famous kids to sign with Elite Model Management." Remember this was in the early '90s and way before socialites, like the Kardashians, would completely rock high-fashion's idea of celebrity models. 

Because she has spent so much time in the fashion industry, it's safe to say that the way she dresses now is not just to look good, but to also speak a message. After all, style or how you present yourself, is a way to say who you are or what you represent without having to use words. During her time as the first daughter, Ivanka's style has evolved. According to Town & Country, she worked with a celebrity stylist "to polish" her look and has been more selective on what she chooses to wear and be seen in when she's out in public. Therefore, it's reasonable to assume the outfit she wore for the first presidential debate in 2020 was thought out and used to portray a political message. 

The meaning of Ivanka Trump's expensive all-white outfits

What's the hidden message behind Ivanka Trump's expensive all-white pantsuit from the first presidential debate in 2020? It turns out that this wasn't the first time Ivanka has sported an all-white ensemble with a high price tag this year. The Guardian reports that the Trump heiress and political celeb has been wearing a lot of white in 2020. "Ivanka has worn white in every single public appearance since the start of June, around the time lockdown was eased and the Trumps returned in earnest to their political duties. Labour Day dress codes aside, she has conjured up an image of blowdried, country club, moneyed power. It represents the sort of privilege that has enabled people like her to move through the ranks -– without qualification, without getting dirty and, of course, without catching the virus."

Ivanka showing up in white to Donald Trump and Joe Biden's first face off during the 2020 presidential election is certainly in keeping with The Guardian's theory. Though she has not publicly explained her fashion palette to date, she very likely knows that she's got everyone talking. Even The Irish Times wrote a piece addressing "the mystery of Ivanka Trump's white outfits," proving that — whether she likes it or not — her fashion statements have a global impact.