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Melania Trump Surprises in Embroidered Flats With Her Carolina Herrera Gown for State Dinner

Melania Trump made a surprising shoe choice for a state dinner tonight at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president’s official residence in New Delhi, India.

But first, the dress. It wasn’t unexpected since it came from Carolina Herrera, one of her go-to labels. The gown was fabricated from silk crepe with a tie neck and long sleeves; it retailed for $2,990 but is now marked down on Theoutnet.com to $1,285.

U.S.President Donald Trump and first lady, Melania Trump, carolina herrera dress, hot pink flats, celebrity style, are seated with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind as they arrive for a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
(L-R): First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife, Savita Kovind, in New Delhi, India, Feb. 25.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

While high heels are a staple for evening wear, Trump didn’t chose her signature stilettos tonight. She, instead, opted for a pair of delicate hot pink flats, which featured white star-shaped embroidery throughout and ribbon trim at the topline. The shoes had a low-cut vamp, a feature that seems to extend the length of the leg. The style is Aquazzura’s Bliss ballet flat, which is sold out but previously sold for $735.

melania trump, shoe detail, pink flats, celebrity shoe style, The shoes of U.S.first lady Melania Trump are seen at a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
A close-up look at Melania Trump’s hot pink flats.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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The first lady and President Donald Trump attended the dinner as guests of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife, Savita Kovind. Both men were clad in dark suits, while the Indian first lady wore a purple and green floor-length sari that hid her footwear.

carolina herrera dress, pink flats, melania trump, celebrity style, flotus, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind stand with U.S.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive for a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
(L-R): India’s first lady Savita Kovind and President Ram Nath Kovind, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for a state dinner on Feb. 25 at Rashtrapati Bhava.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Earlier in the day, Trump wore a different Carolina Herrera outfit, choosing a springlike shirtdress. She paired the dress with Manolo Blahnik BB pumps.

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Melania Trump in a Carolina Herrera dress and Manolo Blahnik pumps in New Delhi, India. on Feb. 25.
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In addition to the BB pump, Trump is also a big fan of the Christian Louboutin So Kate stiletto. Other brands she has worn include Gianvito Rossi, Adidas and Timberland.

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