Melania Trump might have been born in Slovenia, but through her fashion she’s proved to be a true New Yorker. On Thursday evening at the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels during a spouse and partner event, the first lady of the United States wore a black off-the-shoulder lace dress.
The Dolce & Gabbana number, the fourth from the Italian brand she’s worn throughout her international trip alongside her husband and various members of his administration, was custom made, with a sheer version having recently walked down the runway.
She paired the black dress with a pair of statement shoes from the Italian brand. The intricate strappy stilettos, which retail for $1,985, feature a climbing rose design up the heel.
While Melania appeared ready for a Manhattan-type cocktail party and used the palace grounds as her personal catwalk, her fellow attendees — including France’s Brigitte Trogneux, Turkey’s Emine Erdogan, Luxembourg’s Gauthier Destenay, Slovenia’s Mojca Stropnik, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Iceland’s Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir, Norway’s Ingrid Schulerud-Stoltenberg, Bulgaria’s Desislava Radeva, and Belgium’s Amelie Derbaudrenghien — seemed dressed for a more conservative affair.
Among the demurely clad guests was Emine Erdogan, the wife of Turkish President Recep Tayyip, who opted for an intricately embroidered sky blue jacket with matching trousers and a hijab.
Meanwhile, Trogneux, the wife of France’s newly elected President Emmanuel Macron, stood to Erdogan’s right wearing a little black dress from Louis Vuitton and Mary Jane heels.