Melania Trump Takes a Sartorial Cue From Michelle Obama at Her First State Dinner
On Tuesday night, First Lady Melania and President Donald Trump hosted their first state dinner, welcoming the President and First Lady of France, Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron.
Following First Lady etiquette, Melania wore a gown designed by a French fashion house, making her state dinner debut in a glittering custom-made Chanel gown with sheer embellished paneling falling from the bottom hem and decorating the neckline.
It seems Trump may have taken inspiration from the gown Michelle Obama wore for her first state dinner in 2009—a strapless crème-colored Naeem Khan frock with metallic detailing. While Michelle’s first state dinner was for India, not France, the femininity and youthful shimmer of her red carpet-worthy gown do seem to be mirrored in Melania’s silver dress.
This isn’t the first time Melania has taken a sartorial cue from her stylish predecessor—but honestly, who can blame her? Michelle Obama is the G.O.A.T. of White House couture.