Melania Trump opts for eye-catching red Dior ensemble as she lands in Paris
US first lady Melania Trump has teamed up with designer/stylist to put together a memorable look in Paris.
The former model (46) is in Paris with her husband, US president Donald Trump for the Bastille Day celebrations, and she made an appearance at a children's hospital earlier today, her preferred activity while on solo trips abroad.
Trump opted for a striking all red midi skirt and blazer by legendary French fashion house Dior, as put together by Hervé Pierre, the French designer who made her show-stopping gown for the inauguration ball on January 20.
"Dior is attached to France forever. It is a name that is part of the vocabulary," Pierre told WWD.
"My job is to make this woman look beautiful and she’s representing the country. For me, it’s about this legacy of this woman. A lot of people have good taste in fashion and it is very easy to find a nice pair of shoes to go with a dress."
While several high end designers have publicly renounced working with Melania, Pierre became an American citizen last year and said he considers it an honour to dress her; revealing that she takes a hands-on approach with he wardrobe choices and understands the art of fashion diplomacy.
"I always try to find something that has a little meaning without being too intellectual. We speak about everything. It is a nice conversation and it’s positive. I am always trying to find something that respects the protocol, the religion or the country that she is visiting," he added.
"I love to do this. The ironic part is I am not a stylist at all. I am a true designer with a couturier. I’m almost more technical."