When President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump prepared to board Air Force One en route to Israel, Melania donned a greenish-blue toned gown that appeared seriously comfortable for the flight out of King Khalid International Airport, on Monday, May 22, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As reported by White House Wardrobe, the now “sold out and low stock” gown was from Reem Acra, a designer whose wares can be seen on many Hollywood actresses on plenty of red carpets. The silk chiffon gown can be viewed in photos on Net-a-Porter, described as follows, with a $4,170 price tag.
“Designed without seams at the shoulders for a beautiful draped shape, Reem Acra’s sky-blue gown is lined in satin and embellished with metallic embroidery and crystals in a floral arrangement. The way it moves is so light and graceful, so complement this with loose tresses.”
Additional photos of Melania in Saudi wearing the sky-blue silk-chiffon gown, which seems a comfortable choice for flying, appear in the Getty Images gallery of photos tagged with Melania’s name. With the gown reportedly fitting true to size, it comes with a forgiving cut that allows for a loose fit, not like the pencil-skirt, form-fitting gear Melania has chosen to wear at other venues. The gown does contain a slim-fitting slip and is comprised of lightweight fabric cut so big that there’s no need for stretchy material. The sky-blue silk-chiffon gown was made of 100 percent silk.
Melania Trump's wardrobe in in Saudi Arabia stayed modest the whole way through. https://t.co/twm9jSZcCt
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) May 22, 2017
According to Vogue, Melania chose to wear Reem Acra during another point in her brief stay in Saudi Arabia. That was on Saturday evening, when Melania donned a raspberry Reem Acra caped dress topped off with a diamond collar high upon the neckline.
According to one social media user, TV Writer/Director Nell Scovell, the necklace Melania wore with the chiffon gown appears to be the Tiffany & Co. “Vintage Diamond & Coral Round Pendant 18k Yellow Gold Necklace,” which is a 16-inch necklace priced at $1,385.00 on Tradesy, described as such.
“This lovely authentic chain and pendant is from Tiffany & Co. It is crafted from solid 18k yellow gold it features a round shape pendant adorned on the round bezel with sparkling diamond, the center of the pendant has a round cabochon coral stone. It comes with a classic link chain and is signed by the designer with the metal content. Measurements: Chain is: 16″ long. Pendant: 16.5mm round x 6mm high. Diamond: 10 points G VS1. Coral: 10mm. Weight: 5.8 grams.”
Angelina Jolie wore a similarly cut Reem Acra gown, as shown above, during the 2008 Changeling premiere, attended with Brad Pitt during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 20, in Cannes, France. The forgiving cut of the gown likely makes it a common choice for pregnant women who still want to look fashionable, as well as a good choice for first ladies who visit countries who frown upon gear they deem too sexy for women to wear in public.
Melania received some compliments from social media users who liked the color of the Reem Acra gown, even though photos of Melania wearing the gown did not seem to go as viral as some of Melania’s other looks. The designer was the target of certain backlash from people who didn’t appreciate Acra dressing Melania.
Responses to the gown from social media users appear below, along with comments about Melania’s other fashion choices.
“The color makes this dress a beautiful choice.”
“STEAL THIS LOOK: Reem Acra dress, Tiffany pendant, permanent scowl when near husband.”
“Angry comments @ immigrant designer Reem Acra’s IG for dressing FLOTUS. IMHO, Acra is serving the best comeback@ Trump’s xenophobic policies.”
[Featured Image by Evan Vucci/AP Images]