Melania Trump, a woman of very few words, often chooses to express herself through her indomitable wardrobe.
After the controversy of her ‘I Really Don’t Care, Do You?’ jacket while visiting a Texas shelter for immigrant children separated from their parents, her public appearances have increased and she has returned to her a less, non-political wardrobe comprised largely of her dedicated roster of high end designers.
The US first lady (48) and her husband president Donald Trump were guests of honour at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night, for a black-tie dinner with British business leaders and enjoyed all the pomp and circumstance that comes with such an event.
And the former model was dressed appropriately for the occasion: wearing an American designer – J.Mendel – to fly her country’s fashion flag abroad. But there was something about the flowing buttercup yellow chiffon gown that looked familiar to some, drawing comparisons with Belle from Beauty and the Beast among some other fictional characters.
While some were quick to praise her commitment to making a dramatic entrance, others pointed out that it was strikingly similar to the now-iconic dress in the final scene of the Disney film.
Earlier in the week, she wore a semi-sheer Calvin Klein sleeveless dress at a NATO summit, and chose a form-fitting Roland Mourey dress as she and her husband touched down in the UK.
Afraid to say though that I like Theresa May’s dress, even though it’s basically a bridesmaid’s dress when they’re allowed to pick their own styles but designated a colour, & v appropriate that Melania, married to Trump, is dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast pic.twitter.com/uXwT5D8sAd
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) July 12, 2018
Melania is wearing a yellow dress with cape? Maybe she wants to appear royal? Looks a little Snow White.
— Susan Roberts (@surfgranma) July 12, 2018