Tuesday 16 January 2018

Melania Trump opts for eye-catching red Dior ensemble as she lands in Paris

US First Lady Melania Trump smiles during a visit to the Necker Hospital in Paris, on July 13, 2017
US First Lady Melania Trump smiles during a visit to the Necker Hospital in Paris, on July 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump waves as he disembarks form Air Force One with First Lady Melania on July 13, 2017 at Paris' Orly airport
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Arrive At Orly Airport on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
US First Lady Melania Trump and US President Donald Trump walk to the motorcade upon arrival at Paris Orly airport on July 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump disembark form Air Force One upon arrival at Paris Orly airport on July 13, 2017
United States First Lady Melania Trump arrives to visit Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
United States First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as she visits Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
United States First Lady Melania Trump arrives to visit Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) speaks with people during a visit to the Necker Hospital in Paris, on July 13, 2017
United States First Lady Melania Trump arrives to visit Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
U.S. President Donald Trump says something to reporters as he and first lady Melania Trump walk out to depart for travel to France from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Orly airport near Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 12, 2017, as they travel to Paris, France for Bastille Day. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House for Paris in Washington, DC, on July 12, 2017 . / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump arrives to visit the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 12, 2017, as they travel to Paris, France for Bastille Day. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 12, 2017, as they travel to Paris, France for Bastille Day. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One while departing from the White House on July 12, 2017
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 12, 2017, as they travel to Paris, France for Bastille Day. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One while departing from the White House on July 12, 2017 in Washington, DC
United States First Lady Melania Trump arrives to visit Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
United States First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as she visits Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Arrive At Orly Airport on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Arrive At Orly Airport on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France

"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.

United States First Lady Melania Trump arrives to visit Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
United States First Lady Melania Trump arrives to visit Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France

"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."

United States First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as she visits Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
United States First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as she visits Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One while departing from the White House on July 12, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One while departing from the White House on July 12, 2017
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 12, 2017, as they travel to Paris, France for Bastille Day. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 12, 2017, as they travel to Paris, France for Bastille Day. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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