What do you get when you mix a socialite-cum-businesswoman, a collection of colorful work wear and Donald and Ivana Trump? Ivanka Trump’s first-ever fashion show, a celebration of her new namesake clothing collection, held at New York’s Lord & Taylor department store Wednesday night.
“It felt great,” she told PEOPLE after the show. “This is … one of these fun things that every child dreams about, so it’s a great honor for me.”
Though Trump didn’t grow up wanting to design — “I obviously love fashion, and I was exposed to it throughout my childhood,” she shared — in adulthood she saw a need for her ideas in the women’s wear world. “I felt there was a void for people like myself who are working, and want to dress in a way that’s feminine, that’s powerful, that’s elegant, and want to do so in a conscientious manner when it comes to budget,” she explained. “So that’s what we try to do with this collection.”