Ivanka Trump’s Kashmir Connection

SRINAGAR: In his just concluded two days India visit, everybody wanted to know what US President Donald Trump will say on two boiling issues: the controversial CAA and the Kashmir. But everybody missed one great area – the diplomacy of fashion.

Interestingly, this came as the most powerful family on earth winded up its tour and was about to fly home. It was Ivanka, Trump’s daughter and advisor who made the fashion statement, hours after her father termed Kashmir “a big problem”. She wore a full-length Anarkali suit designed by a Kashmiri origin famous Bollywood designer Rohit Bal at the special state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The outfit was from his ‘Guldastah’ collection unveiled in 2018. The collection is Bal’s ode to his birthplace, Kashmir.

Guldastah features the magnificent beauty of the flowers that are indigenous to the Valley. The collection is very close to designer Rohit Bal’s heart. “Guldastah is very close to my heart and I have used flowers of Kashmir… sunflowers, poppies, tulips and peonies. This collection is both sensitive and ornate with an underlying sense of luxury interwoven in its many layers. It’s my interpretation of absolute beauty in its purest form,” he wrote in one of his Instagram posts.

Ivanka Trump, actually Ivana Marie is an American businesswoman and author. She is presently serving as senior advisor to her father since 2017.

After marrying Jared Kusher, Ivanka became the first Jewish member of a first family, having converted before marriage. While as Kushner, is an American investor, real-estate developer, and newspaper publisher who is also a senior advisor to Trump. Kushner’s are Jewish immigrants from the USSR.


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