Melania Trump dazzled in an ivory suit while attending the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
The 47-year-old first lady wore a cream pantsuit by Christian Dior, a silk blouse by Dolce & Gabbana, and nude heels by Christian Louboutin. While she looked elegant, many on social media noted with irony that the look mimicked the white pantsuit Hillary Clinton wore on Election Day. The color white was also adopted by the National Women’s Party to honor women who fought for the right to vote.
— Heather Katrina (@HeatherKatrinaS) January 31, 2018
Melania Trump, wearing a white suit not entirely unlike Hillary Clinton's, enters to applause and smiles.
— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) January 31, 2018
Melania trump: seems like a coincidence that she wore a white pant suit… maybe #woke? One can only hope
— Meryl Ertelt (@meryldrew) January 31, 2018
In a cry for help through fashion Melania Trump wears a suffragist white pants suit to the #SOTU standing above Congress.
— B Cummings (@BCCummings) January 31, 2018
Others noted that Melania’s outfit looked like a tribute to Kesha’s poignant performance during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, when the singer joined forces with female peers such as Cyndi Lauper and Camila Cabello — all clad in white — to deliver a powerful #MeToo message to her alleged abuser, producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald.
Two days after infamous grab em by the —- video, Melania wears high fashion pussy bow blouse.Week after news of payoff for affair with porn star, she wears suffragette white and looks like she came right off stage w/Kesha. She knows what she's doing. #timesup? #Savage #SOTU pic.twitter.com/Cl9Xms9C7H
— Jenn (@jenncasey) January 31, 2018
Melania wearing the outfit from Kesha’s Grammy performance #praying
— Dave R. (@druczhak) January 31, 2018
Immediately, Melania raised eyebrows for arriving at the Capitol separately from her husband, instead choosing to catch a ride with her guests, who sat with her in the audience.
According to CNN, the move was “a break with long-standing tradition,” but White House press secretary Sarah Sanders explained that the first couple traveled apart for “no reason other than she can greet the guests and he can go straight in.”
Melania’s spokesperson Stephanie Grish also told CNN, “In addition to holding a White House reception and photo opportunity for them, along with their friends and family, she is accompanying them to the Capitol. Once there, the first lady and Mrs. Pence will host a more intimate meet-and-greet to engage with them on a personal level prior to the speech.”
Melania has been noticeably quiet in the wake of recent reports that the president paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 one month before the election to keep quiet about an affair shortly after Melania gave birth to the couple’s son, Baron, in 2006.
Both the White House and Daniels have denied the affair and on Friday, Grisham tweeted, “BREAKING: The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs. Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into ‘main stream media’ reporting. She is focused on her family & role as FLOTUS – not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news.”
BREAKING:The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs. Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into "main stream media" reporting. She is focused on her family & role as FLOTUS – not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news.
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) January 26, 2018
Still, Melania’s actions have not done much to quash rumors. On Thursday, she abruptly canceled a trip to Switzerland with her husband to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on the same day as their 13th wedding anniversary.
And on Saturday, Melania acknowledged the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration with a photo of her on the arm of a U.S. Marine.
This has been a year filled with many wonderful moments. I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve been lucky enough to meet throughout our great country & the world! pic.twitter.com/MMRi72ENd0
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 20, 2018
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