Melania Trump steals the show in glittering Chanel gown for first state dinner

Melania Trump glittered in Chanel for her first official state dinner. 

President Trump and the first lady played host to their French counterparts on Tuesday night at the White House for their first state dinner. Melania made it a night to remember with not only the stunning decor (with influences from the Clintons and Obamas) but also her stunning sartorial show. 

In a strategic diplomatic move, the former model opted for a glittering gown from a French fashion house. And we're not talking about any regular French fashion house ... the brand that is synonymous with putting French fashion on the map.

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United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
White House Advisor Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and wife Louise Linton arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tables for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron are shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Paul Ryan and his wife arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and husband Bryan Sanders arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A place setting for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron is shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
CEO of Apple Tim Cook arrives with Lisa Jackson in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
US Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
White House Advisor Stephen Miller arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tables for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron are shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
US policy strategist Dina Powell and husband Richard Powell arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Marillyn A. Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tables for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron are shown from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Chief Justice John Roberts and his wife arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Cherry blossom flowers decorate the Cross Hall for the State Dinner for France's President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, Trump's senior advisor arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A menu for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron is shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tables for the State Dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron are shown in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S President Donald Trump, and U.S. first lady Melania welcome French President Emmanuel Macron, French first lady Brigitte Macron after their arrival at the North Portico for before a State Dinner at the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official visit that included dinner at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger and his wife Nancy Kissinger arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Cherry blossom flowers decorate the Cross Hall for the State Dinner for France's President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Henry R. Kravis arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Murdoch arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross arrives in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring France's President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The stunning dress featured black Chantilly lace that had been painted silver and embroidered with crystal and sequins. She paired the dress with a pair of gunmetal stilettos from her go-to designer Christian Louboutin. 

Instead of sporting her usual blowout, Melania kept her hair in a sleek straight style. She kept her makeup simple, with a hint of blush and a nude-hued lip and a slight hint of gloss. 

French first lady Brigitte Macron looked just as stunning in a cream long-sleeved gown with gold detailing. 

A closer look at Melania's outfit:

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Melania Trump at the state dinner
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S President Donald Trump, and U.S. first lady Melania welcome French President Emmanuel Macron, French first lady Brigitte Macron after their arrival at the North Portico for before a State Dinner at the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official visit that included dinner at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S President Donald Trump, and U.S. first lady Melania walk into the White House after greeting French President Emmanuel Macron, French first lady Brigitte Macron after their arrival at the North Portico for before a State Dinner at the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official visit that included dinner at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2nd L) and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron (not in frame) for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump follow French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte into the White House for a state dinner April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Macron and Trump met earlier throughout the day to discuss a range of bilateral issues as Trump holds his first official state visit with the French president. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White for a state diner April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Macron and Trump met earlier throughout the day to discuss a range of bilateral issues as Trump holds his first official state visit with the French president. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron (not in frame) for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte before a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump greet French President Emmanuel Macron and French first lady Brigitte Macron after their arrival at the North Portico before a State Dinner at the White House, April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official visit that included dinner at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte before a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, April 24, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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The couples posed for photos before going inside the White House where 123 guests awaited their arrival. Notable attendees for tonight's event include CEO of Apple Tim Cook and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were also in attendance and were one of the first people to arrive.

The first daughter looked lovely in a $13,686 pink tulle Rodarte gown while her husband looked dapper in a black tuxedo. To see more photos from the state dinner, click through the slideshow above! 

RELATED: 48 of Melania's best looks as first lady:

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Melania Trump in Roksanda Ilincic 

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Melania Trump in Ralph Lauren

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Melania Trump in Gucci

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Melania Trump in Ralph Lauren

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Melania Trump in custom Hervé Pierre

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Melania Trump in Hervé Pierre

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Melania Trump in Alexander McQueen

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Melania Trump in Valentino

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Melania Trump in Hervé Pierre

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Melania Trump in Dolce & Gabbana 

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Melania Trump in J. Mendel

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Melania Trump in Dolce & Gabbana

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Melania Trump in Emilio Pucci

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Melania Trump in Delpozo

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Melania Trump in Monique Lhuillier 

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Melania Trump in Delpozo

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Melania Trump in Calvin Klein 

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Melania Trump in Calvin Klein 

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Melania Trump in Monique Lhullier 

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Melania Trump in Delpozo

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Melania Trump in Balmain

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Melania Trump in Dior

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Melania Trump in Alexander McQuen

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Melania Trump in Carolina Herrera

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Melania Trump in Cefinn

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Melania Trump in Ralph Lauren

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Melania Trump in Bottega Veneta

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Melania Trump in Stella McCartney

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Melania Trump in Emilio Pucci

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Melania Trump in Fendi

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Melania Trump in Dior

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Melania Trump in Delpozo 

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Melania Trump in Dior

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Melania Trump in Dolce & Gabbana

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Melania Trump in Gucci

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Melania Trump in Dolce & Gabbana 

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Melania Trump in Dior

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Melania Trump in Chanel

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Melania Trump in Erdem

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Melania Trump in Max Mara

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Melania Trump in Dior and Dolce & Gabbana

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Melania Trump in Amiri

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Melania Trump in Calvin Klein

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Melania Trump in Dolce & Gabbana

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Melania Trump in Max Mara

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Melania Trump in Brandon Maxwell

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Melania Trump in Azzedine Alaïa

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Melania Trump in Burberry

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