Melania Trump pays homage to Australian Prime Minister in J. Mendel gown

Caroline Allen
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wait to welcome Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The First Lady wore not one, but two stunning pastel dresses yesterday to welcome the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny.

The theme of the state dinner garden party was green and gold, Australia’s national colours.

Melania Trump chose a £4,800 aqua green chiffon gown designed by Gilles Mendel, for J. Mendel, to mark the occasion. She paired the dress with a pair of patent Christian Louboutin heels.

This isn’t the first time the FLOTUS has opted to wear J. Mendel for an official visit. We first saw her in the designer during the Prime Minister’s state visit to Japan earlier this year.

US First Lady Melania Trump stands at attention with the wife of Australian Prime Minister Jenny Morrison (L) during an Official Visit by the Australian PM at the White House in Washington, DC on September 20, 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

Jenny Morrison wore an elegant Carla Zampatti navy gown to the dinner. The £480 floor-length dress had a floating tie around the neck with sequins across the front of the dress.

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Earlier in the day, the First Lady celebrated Australia by wearing a dress by Australian designer, Scanlan Theodore.

The £640 tailored knit dress features ruffled “cocoon sleeves” and a waist belt in a matching fabric.

Her stylist, Hervé Pierre, has been known to select designer labels which originate from the country of visiting dignitaries.

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During a recent trip to the UK, she wore a £2,650 Gucci dress printed with London landmarks.