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Maybe the cloak should protect itself from the hate of her husband?
Arm in arm with husband Donald, even in a three-piece tuxedo, Melania Trump made her way to Marine One in a wide, pale yellow chiffon dress that reminded her of Princess Belle's infamous ball gown – both on the animated feminist hero and on the by Emma Watson played counterpart to the live action. The First Lady and the President (or should we say Melania and the Beast?) Were photographed on the way to Blenheim Palace in London for a black tie dinner.
Her elegant dress was designed by Gilles Mendel for J. Mendel, a French, not English, designer who now lives in New York. (A bit of J. Mendel's story: The brand was founded in 1870 in St. Petersburg by a former furrier of the Russian aristocracy, Joseph Breitman, but after the Russian Revolution, she later moved to Paris .We let you draw your own connections. )
As we have already mentioned, the first ladies wear dresses from designers who come from every country they visit as a sign of diplomatic goodwill. It's not necessary, but given the hostility towards her husband, Melania did not feel very kind to her host anyway.
Thousands protesting on the streets in London and a "Trump" baby balloons flying over the city this weekend announce that they do not feel like being friendly with the Trumps Lately, an emotional rollercoaster ride for our friends across the pond – what with the devastating World Cup semi-final against Croatia, not to mention the Erm, the Brexit (sorry) of two top officials in Theresa May's Cabinet.
Like theirs Logo-covered Louboutin pumps make Melania's dramatic dress sumptuous, luxurious – the epitome of Trumpian aesthetics – Trump's British critics are likely to interpret her performance as a Marie Antoinette-inspired, chauvinistic display of excesses that her followers will likely consider a symbol of their inherent European elegance.
Despite its delicate pastel tone, this is certainly one of Melania's more dramatic looks – up there with her immaculate white Michael Kors skirt suit, her black Givenchy caped gown and we'd be reluctant to omit her Zara jacket (I'm not really interested in "do you?").
You and Trump still have to face their haters, but maybe your dress can protect them from the glare of some of these orange characters?