Melania Trump touched down in Japan after traveling for sixteen hours still in the $3,900 Calvin Klein dress featuring postcards of the American West that she was wearing when she left Washington.
The 49-year-old first lady arrived in Tokyo to meet with the nation’s new emperor and empress in the same outfit she had battled with against the wind before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday.
She arrived there with husband, President Donald Trump, 72, who told Japanese business leaders at a Saturday evening dinner they had ‘spent many, many hours on the plane’.
‘Here we are. We just walked off the plane, and here we are’, he added.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One upon arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo on May 25
Melania was wearing the same dress as she walked to board Air Force One with President Trump for a four-day state visit to Japan on Friday at Andrews Air Force Base
The first lady battled the breeze as her dress clung to her legs and appeared see-through at the hem as the sunlight showed through it on Friday. It was reminiscent of the famous backlit photo of the late Princess Diana wearing a see-through skirt, which was taken when she was Prince Charles’s girlfriend in 1980
Melania Trump, 49, wore the $3,900 Calvin Klein shirt dress featuring postcards of the American West to fly to Japan with her husband, President Donald Trump, on Friday
Wearing the same dress upon arrival marks a shift for fashion conscious Melania, who normally has an outfit change on board Air Force One.
In October last year she landed at Kotoka International Airport in the Ghanian capital of Accra, wearing a burgundy-and-white-striped custom Celine shirt dress. She had departed for her solo tour of four African countries in a brown coat.
TRUMP’S TOKYO TRIP
- Friday: Depart the White House for Japan.
- Saturday: President and first lady arrive in Tokyo.
- Sunday: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Trump participate in an informal activity, likely golf.
- They attend the Spring Basho Sumo Tournament that’s being referred to as the ‘Trump Cup’ that evening with their wives.
- Monday: President Trump and Mrs. Trump call on the emperor and empress in an official state visit.
- The prime minister and president break off for talks, followed by a joint press conference.
- They end the day with a black-tie banquet at the Imperial Palace.
- Tuesday: The U.S president speaks to troops stationed at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka. The prime minister has invited him to inspect the JS Kaga, a helicopter carrier which is being fitted to carry F-35 strike fighters, making it a full-scale aircraft carrier
- The president and first lady return to Washington.
She switched from a purple skirt to a white one for her arrival to the G20 Summit from the South Lawn of the White House in November last year.
And last November she arrived into Paris in a black coat and heels having left the US in a patterned coat and boots.
But it’s not just on international trips that Melania normally makes the switch.
She donned a $9,400 Dior coat to attend the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning at the White House in 2018. Melania then changed to a white dress before landing stepping off of Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport.
She also wrapped up warm in a $2300 Ferragamo cape as the couple boarded Marine One at the White House to Mar-a-Lago ahead of Presidents Day this year.
Melania later changed into a black dress and heels as she was greeted by supporters in West Palm Beach.
The first couple landed just after 5 pm local time Saturday and were greeted on the tarmac by Japanese foreign minister, Taro Kono for the five-day trip.
They had earlier made a stop at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to refuel Air Force One on the way to Japan.
President Trump, who wore a navy suit and a long red tie, spent a few minutes with troops while he was there and shot a professional video that he posted to his Twitter account.
He said in the 30-second montage: ‘We’re here with our great military, these are great, great future leaders. And they can all be famous after this.’
Melania Trump, 48, donned a $9,400 Dior coat to attend the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning at the White House in 2018, left. Melania later had an outfit change to this white dress before landing stepping off of Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, right
The first lady, 48, wrapped up warm in a $2300 Ferragamo cape as the couple boarded Marine One at the White House to Mar-a-Lago ahead of Presidents Day this year. Melania later changed into a black dress and heels as she was greeted by supporters in West Palm Beach
Melania landed into Japan in the same dress that had clung to her legs and appeared see-through at the hem when she boarded Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday.
Although she was headed abroad, Melania paid homage to American culture with her white button-down dress featuring postcards of images from the West.
The former model had a bit of a Princess Diana moment when the breeze hit her dress and caused it to cling to her legs while she walked towards Marine One with her husband.
The scene was reminiscent of the famous backlit photo of the late royal wearing a see-through skirt, which was taken when Prince Charles’s then-girlfriend was working at a nursery in Pimlico in late 1980.
Trump and the First Lady are departing for Paris for a ceremony commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I last November, left. Melania pictured on her arrival in Paris, right
In October last year she landed at Kotoka International Airport in the Ghanian capital of Accra, wearing a burgundy-and-white-striped custom Celine shirt dress, left. She departed for her solo tour of four African countries in this brown coat, right
Trump and Melania walk to Marine One to depart for the G20 Summit from the South Lawn of the White House in November last year, left. Pictured on their arrival to Buenos Aires, right
She paired her A-line frock with a thin belt that cinched her waist and a pair of navy blue Christian Louboutin heels.
Melania wore her highlighted brown hair down around her shoulders, and she shielded her eyes from the sun with a pair of dark sunglasses.
They missed an earthquake that shook the city of Tokyo by two hours. The quake was on the low end of the intensity scale, coming in at a magnitude of 4.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It originated in Chiba, where the U.S. president will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday for a round of golf. They have tickets to a sumo tournament after that, will the U.S. president will award the victor a 54 inch cup that weighs more than 60 pounds.
This is the Trumps’ second state visit to Japan. The first lady joined him on a previous visit to the country in 2017.