On Sunday, Melania Trump boarded Air Force One in a $4,400 Gucci city print dress featuring images of London landmarks. By the time she and the president touched down in the U.K., she’d changed into a navy skirt suit paired with a silk scarf-print blouse ($890) from the famed British fashion brand Burberry.
But when it comes to meeting the queen, FLOTUS tends to look to mainland Europe. Last year, she opted for a pale Dior skirt suit when joining Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. This year, she chose a more dramatic look from an Italian label: Dolce & Gabbana.
Mrs. Trump arrived for lunch at Buckingham Palace — where she and POTUS were greeted by the queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — in a white, knee-length Dolce & Gabbana dress with a dark navy collar and belt, a matching hat from Hervé Pierre perched on her head.
Here is the sketch of the hat, courtesy of Hervé Pierre: pic.twitter.com/v8MzORMmtX— White House Fashion (@WhiteHouse_Fash) June 3, 2019
While her Buckingham Palace look may not have been British, it may have been inspired by one of the country’s most famous fictional characters. Royal-watchers can’t help but compare the look to the Ascot ensemble worn by Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in the 1964 film My Fair Lady.
Why is Melania Trump dressed like Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady? pic.twitter.com/2Wlxgh375p— Tósìn (@DameTosin) June 3, 2019
Minimalist Cecil Beaton Ascot scene. My Fair Lady— notabot (@upserny) June 3, 2019
FLOTUS wasn’t the only one wearing white. While the queen stuck to her color-embracing guns in a green Stewart Parvin coat, Camilla wore an ivory Anna Valentine dress paired with a Philip Treacy hat. Ivanka Trump could also be seen wearing a white dress as she watched the proceedings from inside Buckingham Palace.
The first lady may have taken her style cues from a member of the royal family. Almost exactly a year ago, Meghan Markle wore a similar My Fair Lady-esque look to the opening day of Royal Ascot.
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