Melania Trump Black Sequin Dress at Congress Costs $9,500


First Lady Melania Trump arrives to a joint session of the U.S. Congress with U.S. President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Melania chose a stunning, sparkling black dress for the event. (Getty)

How much did First Lady Melania Trump shell out for the black sequined Michael Kors number she wore to her husband’s speech before a Joint Session of Congress?

It’s unclear whether she paid full retail, but the garb costs almost $10,000 off the rack. “Sequins in Congress,” USA Today headlined an article on the outfit. It was an expensive dressing day for the FLOTUS: She wore a red Valentino “crepe midi dress” dress for a bill signing earlier in the day that retails for $2,950.

Here’s where you can find the outfit if you’re so inclined.

The outfit was created by the American designer, Michael Kors. The Kors’ collection website says the top is a “Floral-Embroidered Stretch Pebble-Crepe Dinner Jacket.” As for the details, the site says the jacket is “90% Virgin Wool/8% Polyamide/2% Spandex” with lining that is “90%Virgin Wool/8% Polyamide/2% Spandex.” It’s imported and can only be dry cleaned.

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First Lady Melania Trump arrives before President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Getty)

The cost? The site says the jacket retails for $4,995.

That’s just the top.

Melania’s matching sequined skirt?

Yahoo News says that goes for $4,595. That brings the retail cost of the whole outfit to $9,590.

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Here’s where you can find the skirt.

The Kors’ website describes the skirt as a “Floral-Embroidered Stretch Pebble-Crepe Slit Skirt.”

A lot of people loved the look, and the First Lady’s style and beauty overall.

Some thought the price tag was veering into “Let them eat cake” turf and that the glitzy number was more appropriate for the Academy Awards than a congressional speech that dealt with serious issues like immigration and the death of a heroic Navy SEAL.

It did have a Dynasty or ’80s feel.

The jokes flew along with the admiration.

Either way, you know Melania’s become a fashion icon when you see cute pictures shared on social media like this:

Here’s the red Valentino that Melania wore earlier in the day:

And then there was this:

Yes, really.