Melania Trump In Floral Fashion Diplomacy

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump made several floral sartorial nods to her host country on the American presidential couple’s trip to China, culminating in an opulent Chinese-style embroidered qipao by Gucci for a state dinner.

Peng Liyuan, folk singer and wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, also went for a striking qipao for the state dinner, making her most daring selection for some time. Peng wore a sheer, looser-cut black qipao over a dark wine-coloured sleeveless dress.

The fashion parade started earlier that day when the two women visited a primary school.

For that event, Trump wore a long, floral appliqued $4,000 Dolce & Gabbana gown, looking a little overdressed. Peng wore a dark, double-breasted coat over a dark bronze qipao.