Melania Trump is currently enjoying the second day of her Paris, France trip. After a day that included a boat ride down the Seine and a visit to kids in a hospital, the first lady is celebrating Bastille day today, along with Donald Trump, French President, Emmanuel Macron and French First Lady, Brigitte Macron.
Melania Trump, as usual, is garnering a lot of attention for her pricey ensembles. In less than two days, Melania Trump has had four major outfit changes, leaving people eager to see where she would go from there. After wearing a custom made red, white, and blue Herve Pierre mini-dress last night for dinner at the Eiffel Tower, Melania opted for a lighter dress today for the Bastille Day parade.
According to the fashion finders at White House Fashion, Melania Trump wore a floral patterned, Valentino brocade dress. The A-line dress, from Valentino’s Resort ’17 line, was woven from “Enchanted Jungle” brocade and woven with blue and red thread. The dress comes sleeveless with a structured, pleated skirt and concealed side zipper.
Unfortunately, fashionistas who would like their own dress will have to shell out some big bucks for it. The designer digs retail for $8,900. However, Valentino currently has the dress on sale for 40 percent off, lowering the price to $5,340.
Melania paired her Valentino dress with Manolo Blahniks, a brand she wears often. The particular pair that the U.S. first lady was spotted in was Manolo’s BB Suede pumps in cornflower blue, which retails for $595, according to White House Fashion.
For those keeping up, Melania Trump has worn French designers for the majority of her trip. In fact, French designer, Herve Pierre has served as a fashion consultant for much of this trip. He’s the same designer who picked out her inaugural gown, the red Dior suit that she arrived in, and designed her red, white and blue dress that she dined in last night.
Melania did gravitate away from French designers to the Italian born Valentino for her Bastille Day parade dress, but as USA Today pointed out, Melania could be making a political statement by wearing a dress influenced by Cuban culture, referencing the U.S relations with Cuba. Of course, she could also just simply like the dress.
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