First Lady Melania slays in sleeveless floor-length, $6,000 Akris gown, as bow-tied President welcomes White House Historical Association for gala dinner
- First Lady wore a sleeveless black floor-length gown similar to one designed by Akris
- She appeared alongside President Trump at White House Historical Association dinner in East Room on Wednesday
- Event is a celebration of nonprofit group founded by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961
First Lady Melania Trump wowed those in attendance at the White House Historical Association Dinner on Wednesday.
Appearing alongside her husband, the first lady wore a floor-length sleeveless black gown.
The gown appears to be a similar version of a gown designed by Akris, which sells for $5,990.
President Trump, who wore a black bow tie, and the first lady spoke at the start of the gala, which was held Wednesday in the East Room.
The annual event is a celebration of the nonprofit group founded by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted the White House Historical Association Dinner in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday
The first lady wore a floor-length sleeveless black gown to the event
The president wore a black bow tie. He is seen above addressing the attendees in the East Room on Wednesday
The president planted a kiss on his wife’s cheek during the evening on Wednesday as the dinner got underway
‘The White House Historical Association has been a real partner with my office over the past three years, helping to fund this work and promote the important history and timeless beauty of the White House,’ the first lady said.
‘I want to thank you all for being here tonight.
The president and first lady share a moment at the podium on Wednesday night at the start of the dinner
Trump holds the first lady’s hand as he escorts her to a table nearby in the East Room as guests look on
The president taps his wife’s shoulders as she is seated next to guests at the White House Historical Association Dinner
‘This is an evening I look forward to every year.’
The White House on Wednesday night was also lit blue in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump used a ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers to criticize big-city prosecutors he asserts don’t go after criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety.
The White House on Wednesday night was also lit blue in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day
Trump pledged to the families of fallen officers that the country will ‘never, ever leave your side, never disappoint you’ but went beyond memorializing for much of the annual event.
He singled out prosecutors in Philadelphia and Chicago as being part of a ‘dangerous trend’ by deciding not to prosecute ‘many criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety and community well-being.’