Melania Trump Wore a $4,000 Gucci Wool Coat in 80 Degree Humidity
First Ladies: Apparently not like us. At all.
You see, if we had been wearing a $4,000 Gucci wool coat in the middle of the muggy, 80 degree D.C. humidity, we would've been screeching "I'm melting!". Apparently, sweat is nothing for Melania Trump.
Seriously, though, if there's any perk of being the First Lady in such a steamy scenario, it's the option to go sleeveless, like she did just weeks ago in a pale pink tank and Valentino skirt. We can pretty much expect the president and his guests (in this case, Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda) to be buttoned up in a suit at all times, but Melania has options!
Though she reached for one of the flashiest labels in the land (one that, noticeably, isn't by a Polish fashion house or designer, but rather an Italian one), the First Lady looked like a poster child for minimalism. The elegant ensemble was just short of boring, saved by white stitching and glint-y gold buttons. It's nothing out of the ordinary for FLOTUS, who loves a good coat dress/stiletto combo, even if the cinched, belted waist accent was noticeably absent. But perhaps her goal this time wasn't to draw attention to herself.
After all, Tuesday morning was an eventful one for the Trump administration, especially where Donald's, er, morals are concerned. Excerpts from the tell-all written by Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who alleges that she and Trump had an affair back in 2007 were released, along with the very graphic details of their encounter.
And then there was the president's hypocritical stance on his own Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexually assault by Christine Blasey Ford, who says he attacked her at a party when they were both teens in the 1980s. According to CNN's Kate Bennett, the Donald told the press that "We will delay the process until it's finished out," referring to the upcoming testimony from Ford on Monday. "We want to get to the bottom of everything. We want everybody to be able to speak up and speak out."
The sentiment echoes the statement given by Trump's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, to Fox News on Monday, in which she said, "This woman will be heard." But, reminder, the president also dismissed the accounts of the 19 women who have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct and assault, and he had some sympathetic words as well. According to a report by the AP, Trump said Kavanaugh “is not a man that deserves this," invoking his wife and his "beautiful young daughters."
Meanwhile, save for Tuesday's appearance, Melania has stayed mum about both ordeals. Instead, she has channeled her energies into disseminating information to those affected by Hurricane Florence.