According to The Hollywood Reporter, the First Daughter hired a Hollywood stylist to refine her look, a signal that Trump’s role is only growing.
As for who landed the gig, that’d be New York–based Cat Williams, a former assistant to super-stylist Micaela Erlanger.
While neither Williams nor Trump have formally confirmed they’re working together, Trump has tapped Erlanger in the past, most notably last year, when the stylist helped the 35-year-old choose a Met Gala look, a possible hint as to how she and Williams linked up.
Interestingly, Trump’s decision to hire a full-time stylist with a fashion and Hollywood pedigree is a break from Washington, D.C.’s status quo.
For instance, Michelle Obama relied on her personal assistant, Meredith Koop, to acquire clothing for her. And while Oscar de la Renta famously consulted Hillary Clinton on her wardrobe, she largely made her own fashion choices as First Lady. Likewise, Nancy Reagan struck up relationships with designers including James Galanos and Adolfo, but was also said to have enjoyed the process of picking what to wear herself.
If Williams is planning to work with Trump, she’ll likely face some unique challenges: Despite the First Daughter’s fashion pedigree—she’s worked as a model and has her own affordably priced fashion line—being in the political spotlight comes with its own set of problems.