Here's What We Know about Melania Trump's Sister

Ksenia Novikova
May 31, 2019
07:00 P.M.
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Melania Trump's sister, Ines Knauss, may be behind the US First Lady’s impressive fashion style.


Ines lives in Manhattan, just within her sister’s neighborhood, as reported W Magazine.

Melania once shared Ines’s sketches on social media. One piece was called “art of gossip.”


Melania resides at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan when she’s not in Washington, D.C. Her sister, Ines, lives at another Trump building nearby.

Ines, who reportedly studied fashion, lived in Milan in the early 1990s. She moved to New York with Melania when the latter signed with Paolo Zampolli’s modeling agency. Ines reportedly gives Melania style advice, aside from French-American fashion designer Hervé Pierre.



Melania once shared Ines’s sketches on social media. One piece was called “art of gossip.”

Ines is also active on social media, where she has shared photos of Melania during her modeling days. She has also raised concern over identity theft on social media, posting on Facebook: “It’s all good – only wish to know/WHO is posting in my name.”


After this, she launched an Instagram account and said she would only share photos of herself and her siblings during their childhood days in Slovenia.

While Ines seems highly qualified to give style advice to her sister, it was reported that Melania is quite independent when it comes to fashion decisions.

Her spokesperson said: “Mrs. Trump and her sister are very close, but she is not who helps her with styling her wardrobe. At the end of the day, it is Mrs. Trump who decides what she will wear."



Melania’s fashion decision doesn’t always impress the public, however. She was once criticized for wearing a $9,000 Dior coat to celebrate Thanksgiving.

The First Lady wore the attention-grabbing coat while attending the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House.

The coat is mostly beige and features large geometric patterns in red, black, and white colors.

Taken from the pre-fall 2018 collection designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the coat reportedly costs around $9,000.