Fashion diplomacy: A look at how Melania Trump dresses to fit all occasions on her Asia tour – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - US President Donald Trump is currently on a tour of five Asian countries. Whereas an essential query to ask is what he can do for diplomacy, it's simply an essential to ask what diplomacy can do for Melania Trump's wardrobe.

The American First Girl began the tour bundled up in a thick coat in Tokyo, however has made a much less conservative style selection by the point she got to their second stop, Seoul, selecting to put on a sheer costume to a state dinner.

It stays to be seen what the 47-year-outdated will sport throughout her next few days in China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

. Arriving in Japan, she stepped off the aircraft in a striped wool Fendi coat embellished with flowers. She paired it with nude Manolo Blahnik heels. On this ensemble, her actions included visiting luxurious pearl retailer Mikimoto's flagship Ginza retailer with prime minister Shinzo Abe's spouse Akie to study Japanese pearl cultivation.


US First Girl Melania Trump arrived in Japan carrying a striped wool Fendi coat embellished with flowers. PHOTO: REUTERS

2. For dinner with the prime minister and his spouse at Ginza Ukai Tei restaurant, she wore a mid-size black coat and a black sash. 


US President Donald Trump and his spouse Melania have been hosted by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his spouse Akie to a dinner at Ginza Ukai Tei in Tokyo. PHOTO: REUTERS

three. To fulfill Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at Tokyo's Imperial Palace, in addition to to attend a calligraphy class at an elementary faculty, she wore a navy Dior costume with flowing sleeves and a flared mid-size skirt. Uncharacteristically, she wore her hair in an up-do.


US President Donald Trump and First Girl Melania have been welcomed by Emperor Akihito (second proper) and Empress Michiko (proper), upon their arrival at the Imperial Palace on Nov 6, 2017, in Tokyo. PHOTO: REUTERS

four. She attended a state dinner hosted by Prime Minister Abe, carrying a protracted, caped Valentino costume fabricated from crimson silk.


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe additionally hosted an official dinner for US President Trump and First Girl Melania at Akasaka Palace in Japan. PHOTO: REUTERS

5. Arriving in Seoul, she wore a darkish burgundy coat with exaggerated sleeves and a zipper element by Spanish model Delpozo, paired with blue pumps. On this outfit, she additionally visited the presidential Blue Home and interacted with South Korean faculty kids at the American ambassador's residence.


US First Girl Melania Trump arriving for a two-day state go to at US Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Nov 7, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

6. To a state dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae In at the Blue Home, she wore a blue and black costume with sheer panels and sequins, by New York-based mostly French luxurious model J Mendel. Right here, she let her hair down.


US President Donald Trump and First Girl Melania arrive for a state dinner with South Korea's President Moon Jae In at the presidential Blue Home in Seoul on Nov 7, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

7. For a go to to the South Korean Nationwide Meeting adopted by a go to to the Nationwide Cemetery, she wore a protracted, flowing black coat cinched in at the waist with a buckled belt.


US First Girl Melania Trump burns incense to pay tribute to martyrs at the Nationwide Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov eight, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

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Fashion diplomacy: A look at how Melania Trump dresses to fit all occasions on her Asia tour - The Straits Times