PHOTOS: Melania Trump With Brigitte Macron in Paris, France

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Getty US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and French president's wife Brigitte Macron leave after a boat trip down the River Seine in Paris.

Melania Trump arrived in Paris, France, on July 13 with her husband and was squired around the city by the French First Lady, Brigitte Macron.

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US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and French president’s wife Brigitte Macron (R) visit Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Melania drew admiration for her choice of a red Dior suit for the Paris visit, which coincides with Bastille Day, a major French holiday celebrating the turning point in the French Revolution. According to USA Today, “Her tailored jacket and A-line skirt resemble Christian Dior’s famous ‘New Look,’ a revolutionary style that the late designer and founder of the fashion house invented after WWII. Trump’s cinched-waist jacket is a modern take on the Bar Jacket, one of the famous pieces from the 1947 collection that launched the look.”

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Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron.

According to WWD, the Trumps were only scheduled to be in France for 36 hours.

Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron were photographed on a boat ride down the River Seine and at the Notre Dame cathedral. WWD reports that Melania’s stylist, Hervé Pierre, who also designed her inaugural gown, helped choose the red suit. Dior, a French-born designer, told WWD, “Dior is attached to France forever. It is a name that is part of the vocabulary.”

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Melania Trump in Paris.

Vogue Magazine noted that Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump opted for different takes on French fashion. “The ensemble, which Trump wore for a tour of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Tomb at Les Invalides, paid homage to the country’s storied fashion legacy, though it’s worth noting that the bold hue has strong historical associations with American style,” reported Vogue.

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GettyUS First Lady Melania Trump (C) waves after a boat trip down River Seine.

Brigitte Macron “has a penchant for Louis Vuitton minidresses and today she stepped out in a one that was far from traditional,” Vogue reported.

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Melania Trump wore red in Paris.

President Trump, who met with French President Emmanuel Macron, has already caused controversy in Paris. At one point, Trump turned to Brigitte Macron and told her: “You’re in such good shape.”

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Brigitte Macron hugged Melania Trump.

President Trump also addressed serious issued in Paris, discussing his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer and declining to repeat his previous criticisms of the city.

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US First Lady Melania Trump (C) waves as she leaves following a boat trip.

However, the Paris trip brought to mind John F. Kennedy’s famous quip, “I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.”

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US First Lady Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron.

The president’s visit comes after two other foreign trips, most recently to the G20 summit in Hamburg.

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Trump and Macron.

The President and First Lady showed affection, kissing on the tarmac as they landed in Paris.

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President Donald Trump kisses First Lady Melania Trump after disembarking form Air Force One upon arrival at Paris Orly airport on July 13, 2017, beginning a 24-hour trip that coincides with France’s national day and the 100th anniversary of US involvement in World War I.