Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Pays Homage to Parisian Luxury in Givenchy for French President’s Visit

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First Lady Melania Trump greeted French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, at the White House on Monday, alongside President Trump, in only the most luxurious French designs.

While welcoming the French leader and his wife to the White House, Mrs. Trump paid homage to fashion icon Hubert de Givenchy — founder of the French fashion house “Givenchy” and known for dressing actress Audrey Hepburn — who died last month in a black wool tuxedo-inspired cape.

The cape, although Givenchy, could have easily been mistaken for a black tuxedo cape out of Anthony Vaccarello’s latest collection for Saint Laurent, another iconic French fashion house.

Mrs. Trump piled on the luxury labels for the U.S.-France visit, wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress, a satin cummerbund by Ralph Lauren, a Christian Dior crocodile clutch, and black Christian Louboutin stilettos. The elegant ensemble is not only an homage to Mr. Givenchy, but also to the city of Paris, which Mrs. Trump has for years considered one of her homes around the globe.

Brigitte Macron and Lady Melania Trump walk after a tree planting ceremony with French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2018. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron walk outside the White House April 23, 2018 in Washington,DC. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. first lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron participate in a tree-planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House April 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. The European Sessile Oak is a gift from the Macrons and comes from Belleau Woods, where more than 9,000 American marines died in June 1918 during the First World War. According to the first lady’s office “The forest is a memorial site and important symbol of the sacrifice the United States made to ensure peace and stability in Europe.” (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US first lady Melania Trump walks outside the White House as US President Donald Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron to the presidential mansion April 23, 2018 in Washington,DC. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump, Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, and US first lady Melania Trump pose for a photo on the South Lawn of the White House April 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump, U.S President Donald Trump, Brigitte Macron and French President Emmanuel Macron walk across the South Lawn before participating in a tree-planting ceremony at the White House April 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two day offical visit that will include dinner at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

France’s President Emmanuel Macron (2L) and US President Donald Trump (2R) talk while walking with Brigitte Macron (L) and US first lady Melania Trump on the South Lawn of the White House April 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump, US first lady Melania Trump, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, and Brigitte Macron walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House April 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump, U.S President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron walk across the South Lawn before departing the White House April 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two day official visit that will include dinner at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, arrive at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

French first lady Brigitte Macron and French President Emmanuel Macron walk with US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump upon arrival at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) US first lady Melania Trump, husband US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife first lady Brigitte Macron arrive at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R): French first lady Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump, and US first lady Melania Trump arrive at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) US first lady Melania Trump, husband US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife first lady Brigitte Macron arrive at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, walk prior to dinner at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, walk prior to dinner at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, arrive at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, pose prior to dinner at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R): US first lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife French first lady Brigitte Macron arrive at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, tour Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, pose at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Melania Trump, husband US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife first lady Brigitte Macron arrive at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, walk prior to dinner at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) US first lady Melania Trump, husband US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife first lady Brigitte Macron arrive at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, walk prior to dinner at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

French first lady Brigitte Macron and French President Emmanuel Macron walk with US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump upon arrival at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, following dinner at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

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