10 Truly Unforgettable Ivana Trump Outfits From The 80s And 90s

Ivana Trump at the National Board of Review's annual gala at Tavern on the Green in New York City on February 24, 1997.

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Ivana Trump at the National Board of Review’s annual gala at Tavern on the Green in New York City on February 24, 1997.

Professional skier, shopping mogul, businesswoman and socialite: Ivana Trump (who died today) made a name for herself wherever she went.

Prior to her divorce from Donald Trump in 1990, Ivana was one half of the quintessential power couple of the 1980s, with the pair becoming synonymous with the flashy excess of the late 20th century.

With her active involvement in the New York social scene, Ivana garnered almost as much media attention as her then-husband. Her lively personality and daring fashion choices have made her a fixture on the societal scene, attending everything from weddings and charity galas to Barbara Walters’ fourth wedding anniversary celebration.

We take a visual walk through the style lexicon of the Czech-American businesswoman who embodied what it meant to be a socialite in the 80s and 90s. One thing is clear: this woman knew how to party.

1987

At the wedding of Shirley Lord Anderson, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, and Abe Rosenthal, associate editor of the New York Times.

1989

Dancing at the ‘Funday’ benefit held at the Plaza Hotel for the NYU Medical Center for Children.

Dressed for “A Wild West Hoedown” at St. Vartan’s Armenian Cathedral, organized by Literacy Volunteers of New York.

1990

Attend a Tiffany & Co. gala with American costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane.

At a Celebrity Gourmet Gala for March of Dimes at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

1991

At The Rainbow Room with Kathleen Turner, for the 4th Annual City Meals on Wheels Women’s Luncheon.

Arrive at the Plaza Hotel for the annual Winternight Dance Benefit Gala Dinner for the New York Association for the Blind.

Enter the Le Cirque hotspot restaurant.

1992

On the Sally Jesse Raphael Show to promote her book For Love Alone, which is heavily inspired by her life and her divorce.

1999

Celebrating his 50th birthday at Lava Lounge in New York.

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