We all know that when it comes to dressing for official visits, whether it’s the Royal family or the First Lady of the United States, there’s always a subliminal message.
For example when Meghan was the only one not wearing a brooch at the RAF centenary service, and of course, who can forget THAT Melania Trump ‘I Don’t Care, Do You?’ jacket – even if she did deny it had nothing to do with her husband’s policy on immigration.
Now the FLOTUS has landed in the UK with Donald Trump, and for her first evening here, she donned a ballgown as she was welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Theresa May and her husband Philip May.
Melania chose a caped gown by French designer J Mendel, from his spring/summer 2018 collection.
But whilst the gown originally came in green, Melania’s stylist, Herve Pierre, requested it be changed to a pale yellow colour for her.
According to WWD, Pierre said the choice of pale yellow was intentional and was meant to ‘pay homage’ to the Queen as it’s one of her favourite colours. Wherever possible, her sartorial choices pay homage to the country she is visiting, and earlier in the day, she wore a dress by British designer Roland Mouret.
Unfortunately, probably around the same time the couple were enjoying their dinner, a story in The Sun broke, in which Mr Trump said May’s Brexit plan would ‘probably kill’ any trade deal with the US.
It might take a little more than a dress to smooth things over after this.
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