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“People say it’s the after-party,” Paolo Zampolli told POLITICO. | Getty

By Tara Palmeri

The man who introduced Donald Trump to his wife, Melania, at a New York nightclub is coming to Washington to celebrate the couple’s new life in the White House – by hosting a swanky inaugural after-party at a DC nightclub .

Paolo Zampolli, a former modeling agent who discovered the Slovenian model in 1990s Milan and obtained her H-1B visa, will celebrate her ascension to first lady at an inaugural ball after-party co-hosted by the Forbes family, according to the invitation obtained by POLITICO.

“People say it’s the after-party,” Zampolli told POLITICO.

“I wanted to give it a little New York flavor. There are a lot of New Yorkers here from out of town. New Yorkers go on much later than Washington. When we last opened, we were sitting in the chill after prom saying ‘Where are we going?'”

Zampolli promised there would be “a lot of beautiful people” at the event, including governors, members of Congress and a cabinet appointee. Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight and Kanye West also responded, but he could not confirm whether they would be attending. The Trump family was also invited.

The exclusive ticket is just steps from the Trumps’ new home in the White House at The Living Room nightclub on Vermont Avenue. The event starts at 10:30 p.m. and has no stated end time. The party can provide a stark contrast to some of the more traditional, laid-back receptions scheduled for the week, such as a candlelit dinner at Union Station.

Co-host Steve Forbes, who ran for president as a Republican in 1996 and 2000, endorsed Donald Trump in July, but reluctantly, saying Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton have “extremely bad points.” students”.

Zampolli introduced Trump to his future third wife at a party he threw at the Kit Kat nightclub in New York in 1998. He then attended their wedding at Mar-a-Lago and remained friends with the future first pair. He personally fought for Melania Trump when questions were raised about her immigration history last summer.