Melania Trump truly took things up a notch today with her latest look — many inches up.
Alongside President Donald Trump, the first lady feted Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, in Palm Beach, Fla., for a lavish steak and potatoes dinner at Trump’s exclusive private club, Mar-a-Lago.
For the occasion, the hostess paid tribute to China with a nod to its flag and favorite color — a red dress by Valentino, an Italian brand. And the international tributes continued down to her shoes, which honored France with pumps by her go-to brand, Christian Louboutin.
Valentino’s sleeveless crepe midi dress featured a bold red color with matching daisy- appliqué. The outfit was originally measured around 40 inches long down the center back, but Melania shortened the skirt hem just below the knee — better to show off her legs and pumps. The dress retails for $5,490 at Neiman Marcus, but it’s on sale for $4,019 on Matchesfashion.com.
There’s little to wonder why she edited the outfit; She had on the kind of heels that really put a spring in her step — floral designs on a white graphic python mosaique upper.
Louboutin’s So Kate pumps feature a pointed-toe silhouette and a 4.75-inch stiletto heel. The luxury brand did not have the style updated online at the time of this post, but a similar design is incorporated on the label’s Pigalle Follies style, which is currently available for $715.
Guests at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, his go-to “working weekend” luxury retreat, enjoyed Caesar salad and a choice of either pan-seared Dover sole or dry-aged prime New York strip steak, and chocolate cake with vanilla sauce.
His daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner — who are both now official White House employees —joined the dinner alongside other political figures.