Melania Trump wears Karl Lagerfeld couture as she makes first appearance at White House since inauguration
Melania Trump has made her first visit to the White House since her husband Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.
Amid reports the US First Lady is "miserable" with the direction her life has taken, she is going to great lengths to prove otherwise.
It was claimed on Wednesday that the former model is "deeply unhappy" with her life rooted in politics as evidenced by her remaining in New York instead of moving to the White House.
And while she has been keeping a low profile sine January 20, she has made more public appearances in the last week than she has in her first month as first lady.
Melania returned to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to host the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara during their visit to Washington.
The mother-of-one opted for a white military dress suit with peplum detail by Karl Lagerfeld for the occasion, finished off with a pair of killer white Christian Louboutin heels.
Us Weekly previously reported that Melania had "no intention" of ever moving to the White House with her husband, who is living in their private quarters alone.
However, Melania has hired her Chief of Staff as Lindsay Reynolds, a former associate director of the White House Visitor’s Office during the George W. Bush administration, and is "putting together a professional and highly-experienced team".
"It has been an honour to take on the responsibility of the position of First Lady, with its long history as an important representative of the President, our family, and the traditions of our nation around the world," she said in a statement released by the White House.
"I am putting together a professional and highly-experienced team which will take time to do properly. I am excited to be organizing and bringing together such a dynamic and forward thinking group of individuals who will work together to make our country better for everyone."
The White House insists Melania will be moving to Washington later this year, with senior adviser to the first lady Stephanie Winston Wolkoff saying: "Mrs Trump will be moving to D.C. and settling in to the White House at the end of the school year, splitting her time between New York and D.C. in the meantime.
"Mrs Trump is honoured to serve this country and is taking the role and responsibilities of first lady very seriously. It has only been a short time since the inauguration and the first lady is going to go about her role in a pragmatic and thoughtful way that is unique and authentic to her."