Melania Trump has been walking on red soles for most of the first two days of her visit to Europe.
The first lady, 48, was photographed on Wednesday wearing her fourth pair of pumps by the French designer in 48 hours, having paired her cream-colored high heels with a $7,450 white Elie Saab dress.
Earlier in the day, Melania wore a navy dress by Belgian designer Raf Simons and white Louboutin pumps, sticking with the French label after wearing two pairs of shoes by the same brand on the previous day.
Design: Melania Trump wore a $7,450 white Elie Saab dress on Wednesday as she attended a reception and dinner in Brussels, Belgium as part of Nato
Pumps: The first lady, 48, paired her white Elie Saab dress with cream-colored Louboutins
Series: The pumps, which feature the French label’s signature red soles, were the fourth pair of Louboutins Melania wore publicly over the course of 48 hours
Neutral tones: Keeping her outfit simple, she went for beige Louboutins to complement the Elie Saab embroidered tulle cocktail dress
Duo: The first lady arrived hand in hand with her husband to the gathering attended by other world leaders and their spouses
Melania joined her husband, other leaders, and their spouses in Brussels on Wednesday evening prior to a dinner as part of the Nato summit.
She had dressed up for the occasion in her sleeveless, embroidered tulle cocktail dress by Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
Keeping her outfit simple, she went for beige Louboutins, with the French label’s trademark red soles bringing a pop of color to her outfit.
The first lady smiled as she and other attendees, including her french counterpart Brigitte Macron, 65, and French president Emmanuel Macron, 40, gathered for an evening reception and dinner in the Belgian capital.
President Donald Trump, 72, was seen greeting Brigitte as he prepared to pose with other heads of state and their spouses at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels. Melania kissed Emmanuel on the cheeks, as the president did with Brigitte, as is customary in France.
Bonjour! Melania kissed French President Emmanuel Macron on the cheeks as per the customary greeting in his country
Group: Melania and her husband walked with French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, and his husband Gauthier Destenay
Couple: The president and his wife kept holding hands as they arrived to the gathering
Contrast: While Melania opted for light colors, President Trump went for a dark suit and tie
Striking a pose: The first lady and her husband prepared to pose for a photo with other heads of state and their spouses at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels
Saying hello: Melania was seen greeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel
First ladies: Brigitte and Melania stood by each other as spouses gathered ahead of the dinner
Pleased: The first lady was all smiles as she arrived to the gathering on Wednesday evening
Earlier on Wednesday, Melania paid a tribute to the Nato summit’s host nation by wearing a dress by Belgian designer Raf Simmons.
The first lady donned the navy number while visiting a music academy in Waterloo, Belgium, near Brussels, while her husband and other leaders met in the capital.
Melania arrived wearing a sleeveless $2,430 Calvin Klein dress with a cinched waist and white and green detail on the lapel. Raf, a native of Neerpelt, Belgium, is Calvin Klein’s chief creative officer.
The first lady stopped with other spouses at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, where she was photographed laughing and chatting with French First Lady Brigitte.
Outfit: Earlier on Wednesday, Melania wore a $2,430 sleeveless navy dress by Calvin Klein, whose chief creative officer is none other than Belgian designer Raf Simons
Outing: The first lady visited a music academy in Waterloo, Belgium, near Brussels, on Wednesday while her husband and other leaders met in the capital
Spouses: Melania sat between French First Lady Brigitte Macron (right), 65, and Amelie Derbaudrenghien, the Belgian Prime Minister’s partner (left)
Red bottoms: The first lady wore white Louboutins featuring the French designer’s red soles
She paired her navy dress with white Louboutin pumps featuring the French label’s signature red soles.
The white pumps were the third pair of Louboutins Melania wore publicly over the course of two days.
Melania is usually a fan of Manolo Blahnik’s shoes, and has often stuck with the Spanish designer during public outings.
But she has so far remained loyal to the French brand during her European trip, a choice that seemed especially fitting when she caught up with her French counterpart.
Sartorial: Melania arrived to the music academy wearing a sleeveless $2,433 Calvin Klein navy dress with a cinched waist and white and green detail on the lapel
In high spirits: Brigitte and Melania sat next to each other for a concert and were seen smiling and laughing together during the gathering
Duo: The first ladies, who have met in the past, including when the Trumps hosted the Macrons during a state visit in April this year, seemed thrilled to be in each other’s company again
Classic: Melania wore her hair down in simple waves during Wednesday’s visit
Labels: The first lady is usually a fan of Manolo Blahnik’s shoes but she has so far remained loyal to the French brand during her European trip
The two first ladies, who have met in the past, including when the Trumps hosted the Macrons during a state visit in April this year, seemed thrilled to be in each other’s company again.
They sat next to each other for a concert and were seen smiling and laughing together during the gathering.
Brigitte wore an all-white ensemble, going for a skirt and matching jacket, while her hair was arranged in her signature blonde bob with bangs.
The spouses were welcomed to the music center by Amelie Derbaudrenghien, the partner of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, and Ingrid Schulerud, the wife of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. They toured the center and attended a piano and violin concert.
Other participating first ladies included Emine Erdogan of Turkey and Belgian Prime Minister’s partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, who sat on Melania’s right while Brigitte was on her left.
Enjoying herself: Melania seemed happy to take part in the visit and was seen waving as she prepared to listen to a concert at the music academy
Group shot: Estonian Prime Minister’s wife Karin Ratas, Swedish Prime Minister’s wife Ulla LofvÈn, Slovenian Prime Minister’s wife Mojca Stropnik , Bulgarian President’s wife Desislava Radeva, Turkish President’s wife Emine Erdogan, NATO Secretary General’s wife Ingrid Schulerud, Amelie, Melania, Brigitte, and the husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Gauthier Destenay posed together for a photo
Chat: Amelie was seen having a conversation with Melania and Brigitte as the spouses gathered to take a group shot
Convo: Melania leaned in to listen to Amelie during the concert (left) and was also seen clapping during the event (right)
Please: The first lady was all smiles as she sat for the concert at the music academy
Melania, who seemed in high spirits during the event, posed with the rest of the spouses for a group photo between Brigitte and Amelie, who wore an asymmetrical yellow dress.
On Tuesday, Melania unveiled the first of her four pairs of Louboutins when she was photographed leaving Washington, D.C. wearing $795 beige and red pumps by the French designer.
She walked across the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One in the high heels, which she paired with a $975 long, beige safari skirt by Martin Grant tied at the waist by a belt, and a quarter-sleeved red sweater with a round neckline.
Melania’s red soles were in full view as she climbed the steps to Marine One.
Louboutin’s name is also scribbled on the top of the pumps, which, according to the brand’s website, are inspired by Paris’ neighborhood of Pigalle and places such as the Moulin Rouge cabaret and the Divan du Monde concert hall.
They are made with Kraft paper, which itself comes from Louboutin’s shopping bags and shoe boxes, and is hand-torn before being placed under PVC.
Each piece, the website states, is ‘unique’ and has an ‘audacious new trash flair’.
Traveling: On Tuesday, Melania went for a beige and red look as she and her husband left for Europe from the White House
Trip: She boarded Marine One earlier on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., showing off the first of the three pairs of Louboutins she was worn over the past two days
French touch: Melania wore $795 Louboutin pumps featuring the designer’s trademark red soles and his name in full view on top of the shoes
Label: Later on Tuesday, Melania Trump stepped off Air Force One in Melsbroek, Belgium, wearing her second pair of Louboutin pumps of the day
New outfit: The first lady stepped off the presidential plane with her husband, 72, wearing classic black pumps and a beige Burberry trench coat
Signature: Melania’s classic black pumps feature the trademark red soles that make Louboutin shoes easily recognizable
By the time she landed in Belgium, later on Tuesday, she had changed on the plane and unveiled another pair of Louboutins as she stepped off Air Force One, this time having opted for classic black pumps.
The shoes, of course, also have the trademark red soles that make Louboutin shoes easy to spot from afar.
She paired the vertiginous pumps with a beige Burberry trench coat featuring a plaid lining, which she buttoned all the way to the top and wore cinched at the waist by a belt.
Classic, double-breasted trench coats from Burberry range from $1,990 and $2,090.
On Wednesday, while Melania and other spouses visited the music academy in Waterloo, President Trump opened the Nato summit with a blistering attack on Germany.
He called it a ‘captive’ of Russia as he ramped up demands for Nato allies to pay more for their collective defense.
Arriving in Brussels for a two-day alliance summit, the president said it was ‘totally inappropriate’ that Germany was paying billions of dollars to Russia for oil and gas while spending little more than one per cent of its GDP on defense.
He said the deal to build a new pipeline meant Germany was now ‘totally controlled’ by Moscow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit back, saying that having experienced life in Soviet-controlled former East Germany, she was glad they could now ‘determine our own policies and make our own decisions’.