An Extensive Photo History Of The Trump Family At Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week is well underway. And with each season comes a new crop of talent in terms of designers, models, street style peacocks, and more. This lends to an ever-changing front row, as we've seen bloggers and editors nestle into their seats alongside the industry's most stylish A-listers. Noticeably absent thus far this season, though, is the Trump family. In case you didn't know, the Trumps have been prominent Fashion Week attendees for decades. Back when daughter Ivanka was just a controversy-free young woman with big fashion dreams, the aspiring entrepreneur hopped from one show to the next with her mother, Ivana.

But as the family expanded, even brother Donald Trump, Jr. found himself in the risers with his wife, Vanessa. The now-President and current First Lady, Melania, have sat front row at Michael Kors more times than they've sat through any White House briefings. And then there's Tiffany, who has posed for nightlife photographers at Jason Wu's afterparty and watched Charlotte Ronson's collections from the front lines.

Alas, the Trumps don't attend Fashion Week nowadays (though, hey, there's still time for that to happen). Needless to say, these vintage NYFW photos, ahead, are a must-see.
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Here's POTUS' ex-wife, Ivana Trump, at London Fashion Week, back in 1992.
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Ivana and daughter Ivanka Trump posed for a mother-daughter shot while attending Ghost by Tanya Sarne fall 1994 fashion show.
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Here's the pair again at a Ralph Lauren show in 1995.
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Donald Trump hit up a Halloween-themed Fashion Week kickoff fête thrown by supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss at the Supper Club in 1997. We're just going to go ahead and assume that Trump hasn't worn that plaid shirt since.
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A young Ivanka, with standup comedian-model Angus Kennett at Australian Fashion Week in 1999. Allegedly, the two performed a stand-up routine that "brought the house down."
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Ivanka Trump and Ivana Trump at the Behnaz Sarafpour show, circa 2002.
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Fern Mallis, NYFW creator and former head of the CFDA, with Donald and Melania (back when she was Melania Knauss) at the Marc Bouwer show in 2002.
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A brunette Donald, seen here at a Oscar De La Renta show in 2003 alongside (an also quite brunette) Melania.
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Ivana Trump plays with gossip columnist Cindy Adams' Yorkshire terrier at Zang Toi's show in 2004. Adams once told New York that if you were to put mayonnaise on her pup, Jazzy, she'd eat him.
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A perplexed-looking Melania and Donald, seen here at Michael Kors in 2005.
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Here's a shot from 2005 of Donald and Melania (before she became a Trump later that year) with Marc Jacobs at his NYFW afterparty. The pair sat front row at his show earlier that day.
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Melania Trump and Judith Giuliani sit front row at Vera Wang in 2005.
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And here's Ivana and her pal Carol Alt at Roberto Cavalli's boutique opening during Fashion Week in 2006.
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Melania and Donald Trump (next to Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, mind you), taking in the Michael Kors show in 2007. "Ooh, I like that," said the then-model as she tugged on Trump's arm.
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Ivana and supermodel Beverly Johnson at the Dennis Basso show in 2009. Perhaps you knew this already, but Ivana has a gang of supermodels she hangs out with from time to time.
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Ivanka Trump was perched front row at Brian Reyes' fall 2009 show.
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Donald and Melania, just hanging around Bryant Park during NYFW back in 2010.
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Check out Ivana alongside the ever-talented Paula Abdul at the Douglas Hannant show in 2012.
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Ivanka partakes in an interview at the Kimberly Ovitz show in 2012.
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Quite possibly the most perfectly-timed photo op in the history of Fashion Week afterparty photography: here's a 2012 shot of Trump, turned toward the camera for a self-portrait while talking to Melania.
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Ivanka shares a pre-show cackle with the iconic Kristin Cavallari at Dennis Basso's fall show in 2012.
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Tiffany and her squad caroused at the Jason Wu afterparty at the Electric Room in 2013.
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And here's Tiffany, taking in the Mara Hoffman show in 2014.
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Tiffany and bestie Andrew Warren paused for a photo opp on the runway before the Project Runway fashion show started, back in 2013.
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Ivanka Trump chatted it up with Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, at a Carolina Herrera show in 2014.

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