Thursday 22 February 2018

Melania Trump wore a €1k flannel shirt to do some gardening at the White House

U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives at an event with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington before planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives at an event with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington before planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KAMM /
US First Lady Melania Trump works in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
US First Lady Melania Trump works in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives at an event with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington before planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetable in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives at an event with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington before planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives at an event with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington before planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump works in the White House kitchen garden with students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump works in the White House kitchen garden with students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump works in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump waves as she arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

"Woman of the people" isn't exactly Melania Trump's ethos.

The US First Lady is back with another extravagant wardrobe choice - a €1,000 flannel shirt by French fashion house Balmain - for a spot of gardening in the White House. She finished off her 'low-key' look with a pair of reasonably priced Converse shoes.

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

It's important to note that she was working alongside the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, a club which "provides a safe, comfortable, and fun alternative to youth who would otherwise be home alone or on the street".

Her sartorial approarch is just the latest in a long line of out-of-touch tendencies she displays through her wardrobe, which is still fitting to that of a billionaire's wife instead of the first lady. During the G7 Summit in May, she stepped out in a $51,000 floral coat by Dolce & Gabbana and for her big move to Washington D.C. in June, she carried a €12,000 Birkin bag.

While has increased her public appearances and duties since moving to the White House, she still hasn't let go of the expensive tastes acquired during her 12-year marriage to Trump, when she lived in a gilded triplex in New York City.

The garden to which Melania was tending was created by former first lady Michelle Obama and after her husband's inauguration, Melania, originally from Slovenia, indicated she would be working on her green thumb.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC

"As a mother and as the First Lady of this country, Mrs. Trump is committed to the preservation and continuation of the White House Gardens, specifically the First Lady's Kitchen Garden and the Rose Garden," Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser to the first lady, said in a statement to CNN.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump joins children from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in planting and harvesting vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden September 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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