April 25 (UPI) — Melania Trump was the mind behind the Trumps’ stylish first state dinner.
The 47-year-old first lady attended her first White House state dinner with her husband, President Donald Trump, Tuesday after planning the details of the event herself.
Melania and Trump hosted French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, in the State Dining Room of the White House. Trump thanked Melania for her efforts during his toast.
“To America’s absolutely incredible first lady, thank you for making this an evening we will always cherish and remember. Thank you, Melania,” the president said, according to CNN.
Melania chose a cream and gold color scheme for the dinner. Details included gold-rimmed china from the Clinton era, gold flatware, fresh bouquets of sweet pea flowers on the tables and a selection of wines grown from French plants.
“Mrs. Trump selected every item and every detail for the dinner,” White House social secretary Rickie Niceta told CNN.
Melania said in a tweet Monday that she spent Sunday going over the final details with her team.
“Spent yesterday with my team checking on the final details of our first State Dinner with France,” she wrote.
Melania wore a Chanel haute couture gown in black Chantilly lace hand-painted with silver. The New York Times said the dress was meant to pay homage to the Macrons, as Chanel is a French label.
Melania had worn a black Givenchy cape dress to greet the Macrons Monday at Mount Vernon. She sported an all-white ensemble, including a wide-brimmed hat, to welcome the Macrons the next day at the White House.