Designer Dennis Basso said in a statement posted on social networking on Thursday afternoon, hours after Trump’s death was announced by former president Donald Trump. It didn’t look good for everyone. ” Platform, Truth Social.
But it was the epitome of a particular go-go 1980s New York style for the decade she and Mr. Trump first publicly marked. Captured by Tom Wolfe’s “The Bonfire of the Vanity”, defined by a chinchilla stall, a leopard print shirt dress, and ready-made trousers in a soft-colored Upper East Side. The limousine is not too long, the hair and shoulder pads are not too big, and the fur is not too nice.
And for nearly 40 years, Trump and Basso remained two of the most consistent supporters of the paradigm, even though the style changed dramatically.
Basso, 68, said he met Trump for the first time when he came to his debut show at the Regency Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in September 1983.
She returned behind the scenes in the front row of the show that day, sitting near another 10-year-old diva, Joan Collins. “She said with that wonderful accent:’Darling, I really don’t know you, but we’ll be friends,” Basso recalls. “I thought:’Oh, my god. How can I do this?”
The Trump Tower recently opened near Bergdorf Goodman. Not everyone is obsessed with couples living in the top triplets, but it’s hard to say that they didn’t fully capture the “greedy” spirit of the era.
The day after Basso’s debut show, Trump materialized in the Seventh Avenue showroom and was amazed at its size. “It’s smaller than my dressing room closet,” she recalled, how she put it down.
But by the time she left, he ordered seven magnificent furs.
“One was a pale silver silk shantan maxi coat lined with deep, deeply sheared magenta fur,” Basso said. “She bought a chinchilla coat, a croten jacket, and a big cashmere evening wrap. Remember the year! When you said you bought it now, it said,” You lost your heart. Is it? ” But that was the height of all its charm. Everyone was on the trend at that time. “
The relationship between Mr. Trump and Mr. Basso was by no means exclusive. Most of her suits and evening dresses came from Arnold Skasi, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Brass, La Croix, Holston and Versace.
Ivana Trump (1949-2022)
A Czech-American businessman whose well-known marriage to former President Donald Trump helped make him a popular name in the 1980s died at the age of 73.
- More private profile: After Mr. Trump took office, Ivana Trump remained around the Trump universe, with a few exceptions.
- Talking Diet: In 2018, Mr. Trump was at the Plaza Hotel she presided over to promote low-calorie, low-carb packaged food.
- Her memoirs: In her 2017 book, Raising Trump, Trump expressed satisfaction with the way she raised her child and shined with her mother’s pride.
- From the archive: Trump, who married Trump in 1990, was a major attraction of the Paris fashion season.
But, as Mr. Basso said, Mr. Trump “lived in his movie”, and because she considered the most important scene to be the scene where she got out of the car and made a spectacular entrance. Outerwear was the flagship — usually fur — and he was the man who got it.
At first, Mr. Trump bought a rack from Mr. Basso. After that, things became cooperative.
“I couldn’t make my shoulders bigger or inflated,” Basso said. “She always wanted to show her hips. She would call and say:’I love it. Can you give me purple?”‘ I like it. Can you give it a green color? One year, around Christmas, she called and said:’I’m in Aspen. I want a red shirring minx key suit. “But she gets wet when she falls,” she said, because she’s not a great skier.
Basso paused for the effect and added: I won’t fall. “
So Mr. Basso left, and soon Mr. Trump was sailing the slopes in it confidently and rudely and luxuriously as usual.
Did she usually pay for clothes?
“Always,” he said, but added that she wasn’t shy about calling discounts for “friends and family.”
It was okay for him. “This was a symbiotic relationship that more people couldn’t get than others,” he said.
The business Trump created for him as both a muse and a supporter, in addition to her friendship, hosted a Basso fashion show at her husband’s Taj Mahal Hotel in Atlantic City.
The taste changed a little in the early 1990s. Minimalism and PETA were not friends of the fur shop.
However, Mr. Trump grew up in Czechoslovakia shortly after becoming a communist dictatorship. When she arrived in the United States and became very wealthy, she left herself to the extant Helmut Lang and had little interest in deconstructing Martin Margera.
“She came to America from a communist country,” Basso said. “She intended to say her own work.”
This included when Mr. Trump left her for a young woman in 1990: Marla Maples.
Soon, the tabloids and his property that her husband used to create a buzz for him became the weapon that Mr. Trump beat him. She celebrated the liberation of the 1990 Met Gala and made a real makeover.
The heavenly enthusiastic hairstyle is gone. Instead, there was a bouffant inspired by Brigitte Bardot. The dress was a snug black off-shoulder gown. Her date that night was Boaz Mazur, the sales director of the movie star and handsome Oscar de la Renta.
“She was really able to keep dusting,” Basso went on to recall the line she later provided when she made a cameo appearance at the “First Wife Club.” !! “
In 1992, Mr. Trump was given sole custody of his children with Mr. Trump (Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr.) and signed a $ 2.5 million townhouse certificate on East 64th Avenue.
One morning, Mr. Basso picked up the New York Post and found a story about the townhouse being robbed.
He first thought it had happened and was frightened, then read that what was missing was the astronomically expensive Dennis Basso’s Croten coat. “It was hanging in my office,” he said. “One of her assistants sent it for storage.”
After that, Trump attended a fashion show for friends such as Thierry Magler and ended Basso’s 1995 collection with Pierre.Joanna Lumley Imitated Mr. Trump’s appearance While playing Killer Cougars in British Sitcom’s “Absolutely Fabulous”.
Shown in the United States by Comedy Central, the show has become a camping classic that consolidates the image of Mr. Trump’s proud Queen and the ability to laugh at her own legends.
“She was good, but I should have done better,” Trump said of Ramley. Mr. Basso recalled.
From there, Ms. Trump became the House of Ivana, a cosmetology and clothing company that was temporarily run by Ricardo Mazzuckeri, a cool Italian executive who became Ms. Trump’s next husband two years later. I started working at.
Like the one who came before him, Mr. Mazzuckeri had a flammable personality and a father he inherited a lot.
(According to The Daily News, Mazzucchelli, along with his father who worked in the mining industry, was the founder of “an architectural planning and engineering company that devised infrastructure for cities in Nigeria, Uganda and other African and Middle Eastern countries.” “)
Not surprisingly, Basso was at hand when Trump married Madsuckeri in 1995 in Le Silk, New York. And, of course, he was there for her during a tabloid divorce that lasted less than two years later.
“We were friends in good times and bad times,” he said. “We said that every day is not Christmas.” (Mazzucchelli died in 2017.)
In the 2000s, Mr. Trump’s life imitated her “absolutely wonderful” alter ego.
She began dating a dashing Italian actor named Rossano Rubicondi, a young 23-year-old, and she got a two-hour special on oxygen called “Evanna Young Man.”
A friend warned that age differences could be an issue.
But Basso said Trump once again had the perfect one-liner. “I want to be a nanny rather than a nurse.”
In 2008, she married Rubicondi in Marago, Palm Beach, Florida, a club that Trump calls her hometown.
Trump’s best friend Nicky Haskel was a bridesmaid. Haskel’s date was Basso, and the chocolate wedding cake was 12 feet high and was airborne from Germany. According to People magazine..
Basso said it was probably the oldest wedding reception in history. And, “It was a lot of fun.”
But soon after, Trump began to look like everything went wrong.
In 2009, Mr. Trump divorced Mr. Rubicondi. That year She was escorted from the plane After the reported explosive tilade delivered to children playing in the first class aisle.
But Mr. Basso said everything was fine when she painted things with him. Mr. Trump said she wanted to be known as a better mother than anything else. And her relationship with her ex-husband, Mr. Trump, has been friendly in recent years.
Still, Mr. Basso admitted, he had seen Mr. Trump a little less in the last few years.
This was partly due to the pandemic, but also due to a more permanent change to the social landscape. “Le Silk, Mortimer, Gino, the Four Seasons,” he said. “They no longer exist.”
Still, Mr. Trump never kept in touch with Mr. Basso and his husband, Michael Basso. “I talked to her two weeks ago, my husband sent a text message with her last week, and we probably met her for her dinner at Cipriani a month ago. I was there, “he said.
She appeared on time and was fine because he remembered it. “This was a sudden surprise,” he said of her death. “I’m a little depressed. I’m pretty depressed.”