Ivanka Trump went for a nautical theme as she headed to the extravagant State Arrival ceremony hosted for the French president and his wife at the White House on Tuesday.
The first daughter, 36, was seen leaving her house in Washington, D.C. a little after 8, wearing a $1,990 Oscar de la Renta navy dress with three-quarter sleeves and a quirky, white rope attachment around the neckline.
She paired it with white earrings, which were left to take center stage as Ivanka wore her hair in a half updo and kept the rest of her accessories minimal, finishing off her outfit only with a pair of black stilettos.
Event: Ivanka Trump went for a nautical theme as she attended the State Arrival ceremony hosted for the French president and his wife at the White House on Tuesday
Duo: The first daughter, 36, and her husband Jared Kushner, 37, were seen together at the event on the South Lawn of the White House
Crowd: President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law mingled with the crowd, with guests including Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, military families, and students
Couple: The pair, both of whom are White House advisers, were on duty for the ceremony
Simple: Jared stuck to his classics in a dark suit, white shirt, and gray tie for the event
The parents of three only had eyes for each other as they walked in the portico
Having fun: The president’s son-in-law appeared in high spirits after he and Ivanka arrived to the ceremony
Outfit: Ivanka (pictured on the South Lawn of the White House) wore a navy dress with three-quarter sleeves and a quirky, white rope attachment around the neckline
Mingling: She was later photographed awaiting the arrival of the French first couple
Enjoying herself: The White House adviser seemed pleased to be among the day’s attendees
Happening: Ivanka was there as Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron arrived at the White House around 9 am for the ceremony, during which they were welcomed by a military band
She tried to stay on pavement in her black patent stilettos
Ivanka smiled as she walked from her house to the parked Secret Service vehicle waiting for her, a little less than an hour before the decadent ceremony was due to kick off.
She was later photographed on the South Lawn, awaiting the arrival of the French first couple among other attendees.
Her husband and fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner, 37, was seen at her side, dressed in a classic dark suit paired with a white shirt and a gray tie.
Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron arrived at the White House around 9 am for the decadent welcome ceremony, where they were welcomed by a military band.
The Macrons thus became the first guests of Trump’s tenure to be honored with such decadence.
President Trump then addressed the crowd, followed by his French counterpart who celebrated the ‘friendship’ between France and the U.S.
Event: Earlier on Tuesday, Ivanka was photographed heading to the State Arrival ceremony hosted for the French president and his wife at the White House
On the go: The first daughter was seen leaving her house in the upscale neighborhood of Kalorama in Washington, D.C. a little after 8
Accessories: She paired her dress with white earrings, which were left to take center stage as Ivanka wore her hair in a half updo
Schedule: The first daughter walked from her house to the parked Secret Service vehicle waiting for her, a little less than an hour before the extravagant ceremony was due to kick off
Details: Ivanka kept the rest of her accessories minimal, finishing off her outfit only with a pair of black stilettos
In high spirits: She flashed a bright smile as she made her way towards her vehicle
Warm: Ivanka made the most of D.C.’s spring temperatures and opted not to wear a jacket
Look: She went for her trademark smokey eye and nude lip for the formal ceremony
On Monday evening, the American and French first ladies put on a stylish display at the White House before heading to a private dinner at Mount Vernon.
Melania, 47, gave a nod to some of the biggest designers from her guest’s home nation, wearing a $2,790 Givenchy tuxedo cape, Christian Louboutin heels, and a Christian Dior purse, which she paired with a Dolce & Gabbana dress.
Meanwhile, Brigitte, 65, stuck with her favorite design house, donning a custom Louis Vuitton ensemble featuring a pale yellow coat worn over a matching dress.
Like Melania, she also sported black patent leather stilettos.
Brigitte and her husband received a warm greeting outside the West Wing of the White House, kicking off the first state visit since President Trump took office.
Although Melania and Brigitte wore dramatically different outfits, their looks were actually quite complementary.
Brigitte’s yellow coat featured a black ribbon tie and black buttons that matched Melania’s all-black ensemble, which was cinched with a Ralph Lauren belt.
While the French first lady carried a Louis Vuitton cylinder-shaped evening bag with a top handle, her U.S. counterpart opted for a sleek black Dior crocodiles-skin clutch.
Looking sleek: On Monday, Melania, 47, looked chic in a $2,790 Givenchy tuxedo cape worn over a Dolce & Gabbana dress. She and Brigitte Macron are pictured on the South Lawn
Night and day: Brigitte’s cheerful dress featured black buttons and a black ribbon belt that complemented Melania’s all-black look
Center of attention: The French first lady and her husband held hands as they stood between President Trump and his wife
The Macrons traveled to D.C. with a sapling European Sessile Oak that is approximately 4.5 feet tall and between five to 10 years old. The tree comes from Belleau Woods, a historic landmark tied to the United States’ entry into World War I.
More than 9, 000 American marines died in the Belleau Wood battle in June 1918, and the forest has become a memorial site that symbolizes the sacrifices the U.S. made to ensure peace in Europe.
Together, the two couples planted the tree on the South Lawn of the White House before departing the White House on Marine One for a tour of historic monuments in Washington.
Possibly taking a cue from the Macrons, who were photographed holding hands upon their arrival, the Trump also had their hands clasped together while walking across the lawn.
The scenic helicopter ride ended at Mount Vernon, the home of America’s first president, George Washington, where the couples had dinner.
According to the White House, nearly 500 members of the military from five branches were scheduled to be on the South Lawn for a ‘Review of the Troops’ during the Macrons’ arrival on Tuesday morning.
Rubbing off on them? Possibly taking a cue from the Macrons, the Trump also had their hands clasped together while walking across the lawn
Gift: The Macrons traveled to Washington, D.C. with a European Sessile Oak, which the couples planted on the South Lawn
Guests invited to attend the ceremony included Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, military families, and students from the Maya Angelou French Immersion School in Temple Hills, Maryland.
While she may have had to share the style spotlight with Melania on Monday evening, Brigitte was front and center as she and her husband arrived in D.C. earlier in the day.
France’s first lady was wearing a double-breasted pink cashmere coat featuring black buttons by Louis Vuitton and skinny black pants when she and France’s 40-year-old president landed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Brigitte wore her spring-inspired coat over a classic white button-down shirt featuring a mock-neck collar.
Her voluminous blonde hair was worn loose around her shoulders, and she held a structured $3,700 Louis Vuitton handbag in her right hand.
She topped off her chic ensemble with a pair of classic black patent leather pumps.
While she opted for eye-catching pink, her husband looked dapper in a navy suit and tie paired with black wingtip dress shoes.
The French president held his wife’s hand as they walked off Cotam 001, the French Air Force One, and they continued to hold hands while they posed for pictures.
Their public display of affection serves as a juxtaposition to Melania and Trump’s awkward history with hand holding.
Epitome of chic: On Monday, France’s first lady wore the coat over a classic button-down shirt and skinny black pants featuring zippers at the ankles
The first lady famously swatted her husband’s hand away when he reached for hers upon their arrival in Israel last May.
In February, social media users were convinced that Melania refused her husband’s hand yet again ahead of a trip to Ohio amid allegations that he had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.
When disembarking Air Force One, Melania usually holds on the railing as the president walks alongside her. Brigitte, however, relied completely on her husband to help her keep her balance when they arrived in the U.S. on Monday.
She and her husband were presented with flowers when they arrived at Joint Based Andrews, and Brigitte kissed the girl— a student at a localbilingual English-French school—on the cheek.
After posing for numerous photos, Brigitte threw on a pair of sunglasses while watching her husband address the news media.
Following the grand ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, the French president will have formal talks with President Trump, 71, who has developed an unlikely friendship with the fellow political novice.
The Trumps spent two days in Paris last July and were the Macrons’ guests of honor at the annual Bastille Day parade, on the French national holiday.
Presidents Macron and Trump will hold bilateral talks on Tuesday morning and appear side-by-side at a joint news conference after. A state dinner is to follow inside the State Dining Room, which can seat up to 140 guests.