Melania Trump had one of the highest holiday honors last night: pressing the button to light the national Christmas tree. The first lady joined her husband, President Donald Trump, members of congress and festive fans at the seventh annual national Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C.
For the occasion, she embraced the holiday theme in a deep red coat featuring white plaid. The Gabriela Hearst Cassatt coat originally retailed for $4,000, but is now on sale for $1,960 on ModaOperandi.com.
The event was also hosted by country singer Jessie James Decker, along with performances by “American Idol” alum Colton Dixon and “The Voice” contestants Spensha Baker and Cheval Shepherd. There were also performances by Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and the West Tennessee Youth Chorus.
At last year’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Melania was ahead of the monochromatic trend wearing all neutrals, including a Max Mara coat and suede taupe boots.
This December has already been a busy month for Melania. Last Wednesday, she visited children in London at a Salvation Army center, where she helped them wrap presents. She wore a houndstooth coat with a pair of black pointed-toe pumps.
Upon her arrival on Monday in England, the first lady and the president met with Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles for tea. Melania smiled in a yellow cape coat from Valentino and a set of purple So Kate pumps from Christian Louboutin.
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