First Lady Melania Trump continued to cement her status as a fashion style setter by wearing a distinctive white suit during her first White House public appearance since the inauguration.
According to US Magazine, Melania, 46, wore “a white cashmere Karl Lagerfeld pencil skirt and matching jacket.”
White, the color of the suffragist movement, has become a Melania favorite as First Lady. She also donned the color during a Florida visit with the Japanese prime minister’s wife; it’s one of her most common style choices (see the end of this article for a series of other photos of Melania in white outfits).
Melania’s white suit for the Netanyahu visit almost stole the show:
The First Lady joined her husband in the Oval Office during the meeting between Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu on February 15. Netanyahu had butted heads with the Obama Administration, especially over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, and is in Washington to forge a rapport with the new president.
In addition to their White House meeting, Melania accompanied the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Until now, Melania had been charting a unique course for a FLOTUS, declining to accompany the Japanese prime minister’s wife around Washington D.C., and instead meeting the Japanese contingent and Donald Trump in Florida for the weekend.
However, she squired Mrs. Netanyahu around D.C. Melania released a statement after the museum visit, remembering the “historic plight of slavery”:
Eyebrows have also raised over the fact the First Lady is still living in New York City most of the time, which the White House says she is doing so that her son, Barron, 10, can finish the school year. However, in the Netanyahu visit, Melania cast a more traditional picture.
Here are more photos of Melania during the Netanyahu visit, all from Getty:
Melania has worn white (or a cream colored variation) before: