MELANIA Trump is auctioning off her famous white hat and other items this week starting at $250,000.
The Head of State Collection commemorates the Trump Administration’s first official state visit and features three important “one-of-a-kind” signed items up for sale.
The opening bid for the former first lady’s “iconic broad-brimmed, one-of-a-kind hat” will be set at approximately $250,000.
Also up for auction is a 2021 watercolor by the French artist Marc-Antoine Coulon of Melania wearing the hat, signed by the artist and the former first lady.
“Mr. Coulon’s watercolor on paper interprets Mrs. Trump’s iconic look during this important state visit,” the website said.
Melania’s office promised that part of the NFT collection proceeds will go towards the Be Best campaign to “assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment.”
However, it’s not clear how much of the profit will go towards charity.
When previously talking about her charity work, Melania said: “My Be Best initiative, Fostering the Future, will provide students a range of technology skills to prepare them for the workforce.”
“I am excited to inspire America’s next generation of entrepreneurs,” she added.
MELANIA BACK ON THE SCENE
Melania closed out 2021 by announcing a foray into the world of NFTs.
“Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community,” Melania said in a statement.
The upcoming auction follows the sale of a group of limited-edition NFTs made of a watercolor of Melania’s eyes titled Melania’s Vision, which sold for $150 apiece in December.
The return of Melania to the public eye has delighted her fans, who have regularly tweeted about missing her.
Behind the scenes, the former first lady has been working on projects, including charity fundraising.