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France’s first lady Brigitte Macron joins Mr. T in D.C.

Brigitte Macron took a break from her visit with President Donald Trump to spend time with another Mr. T on Wednesday.

The French first lady, 65, toured the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., and while there, she met with the 1980s icon.

She and Mr. T shook hands while both seemed delighted to interact with each other, with Mr. T grabbing both of the first lady’s hands while she flashed a bright smile in his direction.

Meeting: Brigitte Macron took a break from her visit with President Donald Trump to spend time with another Mr. T on Wednesday

Greeting: The French first lady, 65, toured the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., and while there, she met with the 1980s icon

Greeting: The French first lady, 65, toured the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., and while there, she met with the 1980s icon

Pleased: She and Mr. T shook hands while both seemed delighted to interact with each other

Pleased: She and Mr. T shook hands while both seemed delighted to interact with each other

Talk: Brigitte and Mr. T appeared to share a lively conversation while at the school

Talk: Brigitte and Mr. T appeared to share a lively conversation while at the school

Mr. T dressed casually for the occasion, donning sweatpants and a hoodie along with an orange beanie. 

Brigitte, meanwhile, stuck to the chic style she has favored throughout her state visit and went for a classic black dress brightened with a metallic belt around her waist.

The former literature teacher paired the dress with a dark double-breasted coat and finished off her outfit with black stilettos, wearing her hair in her trademark blonde bob and bangs.

Located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., just a few minutes away from the French embassy, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts gives its student a full academic course along with an arts major. 

Outfit: Mr. T dressed casually for the occasion, donning sweatpants and a hoodie along with an orange beanie

Outfit: Mr. T dressed casually for the occasion, donning sweatpants and a hoodie along with an orange beanie

Style: Brigitte, meanwhile, stuck to the chic style she has favored throughout her state visit and went for a classic black dress brightened with a metallic belt around her waist

Style: Brigitte, meanwhile, stuck to the chic style she has favored throughout her state visit and went for a classic black dress brightened with a metallic belt around her waist

Conversation: The French first lady, who taught literature in middle and high school for more than two decades, chatted with members of staff

Conversation: The French first lady, who taught literature in middle and high school for more than two decades, chatted with members of staff

Throwback: Mr. T, pictured in an archive photo dating back to 1985, partly rose to fame as B. A. Baracus in  The A-Team

Throwback: Mr. T, pictured in an archive photo dating back to 1985, partly rose to fame as B. A. Baracus in The A-Team

Students at the school can pick between visual arts, theatre, technical design and production, instrumental or vocal music, museum studies, dance, as well as literary media and communications. 

The public school, which was established in 1974, is the alma mater of comedian Dave Chappelle. 

During her visit, Brigitte watched as some students from the dance program performed and chatted with members of staff. She also got to listen to a music performance and see some of the students’ art.

Her tour came on day three of her state visit in D.C. She and her husband, French president Emmanuel Macron, 40, arrived in the nation’s capital on Monday.

Brigitte was a middle and high school teacher for more than two decades before quitting her job to support her husband’s political career.

Show: She also watched as some students from the dance program performed

Show: She also watched as some students from the dance program performed

Tuning in: Brigitte looked focus as the students danced in front of her

Tuning in: Brigitte looked focus as the students danced in front of her

In high spirits: The former teacher appeared at ease as she toured the D.C. school

In high spirits: The former teacher appeared at ease as she toured the D.C. school

Listening: She got to hear students from the music program perform as well during her tour

Listening: She got to hear students from the music program perform as well during her tour

Visual: Brigitte saw some of the students' art as she visited the public school, which is comedian Dave Chappelle's alma mater

Visual: Brigitte saw some of the students’ art as she visited the public school, which is comedian Dave Chappelle’s alma mater

On Tuesday night, Brigitte and Melania Trump both attended a lavish state dinner at the White House, with the French first lady opting for a Louis Vuitton cream full-length gown with long sleeves and gold brocade detail.  

Melania, meanwhile, wore a Chanel black Chantilly lace haute couture gown that had been hand-painted with silver and embroidered with crystal and sequins, which she paired with a pair of gunmetal stilettos.  

The dinner for 123 guests marked Melania’s highest-profile hostess gig to date as first lady. The White House had stressed that Melania, who planned her 2005 wedding, had a hand in every detail of the dinner from the place-settings to the giant flower arrangements greeting guests. 

In a toast before Tuesday’s dinner honoring France, President Trump described his wife as ‘America’s absolutely incredible first lady’.

He thanked her for her efforts on the dinner and said she had created an evening that everyone will always ‘cherish and remember.’  

State visit: On Tuesday night, Brigitte and Melania Trump both attended a lavish state dinner at the White House with their husbands

State visit: On Tuesday night, Brigitte and Melania Trump both attended a lavish state dinner at the White House with their husbands

Start of the evening: Melania exchanged hugs and kisses with President Macron and his wife Brigitte ahead of the glitzy White House state dinner

Start of the evening: Melania exchanged hugs and kisses with President Macron and his wife Brigitte ahead of the glitzy White House state dinner

Earlier on, the White House had released some details about the dinner, including the menu.

Goat cheese gateau, tomato jam, buttermilk biscuit crumbles, young variegated lettuces were served, along with a rack of spring lamb, burnt cipollini soubise and Carolina gold Rice Jambalaya, with a nectarine tart and crème fraîche ice cream for dessert.

Two wines from Oregon were served and a demi-sec champagne.

The meal was prepared by White House Executive Chef Christeta Comerford, who was hired during President George W. Bush’s administration, and stayed through the Obama years. 

Matching first ladies: Brigitte and Melania matched in their all-white ensembles on Tuesday

Matching first ladies: Brigitte and Melania matched in their all-white ensembles on Tuesday

Pomp and circumstance: The two women accompanied their husbands to an arrival ceremony at the White House

Pomp and circumstance: The two women accompanied their husbands to an arrival ceremony at the White House

Melania’s glittering gown was her second big fashion statement of the day.

She had earlier worn a stylish white belted suit with a broad-brimmed chapeau for her public appearances, including on a brief outing to the National Gallery of Art with Brigitte to view an exhibit of works by French painter Paul Cezanne.

The hat stayed atop her head as she returned to the White House and took her front-row seat in the East Room for the president’s joint news conference with Macron. 

It bobbed up and down across the bottom of television screens as she entered the room and again as she rose to leave, spawning many a Twitter meme.

The hat was designed by Herve Pierre, the first lady’s French-born stylist, according to Melania’s office. The skirt suit was a creation of Michael Kors, a designer the first lady has worn in the past.

Brigitte also opted for all-white on Tuesday morning. The 65-year-old chose a more classic Chanel-style boucle dress and jacket

Her white, above-the-knee dress had black accents at the pockets, as well as a white suit jacket with black piping and chain detailing. She accessorized with black pumps.



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