First lady Melania Trump greeted Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jennifer Morrison, at the White House on Friday for a state dinner in shades of cool blues — a nod to the island nation’s aquatic lifestyle.
For the daytime, Mrs. Trump welcomed the Morrisons in an icy blue crepe knit dress by Scanlan Theodore, the Aussie brand founded in Melbourne in 1987.
Mrs. Trump paired the Scanlan Theodore number with Christian Louboutin stilettos in an iridescent snakeskin pattern.
For the evening, Mrs. Trump was inspired by the crashing waves on the Australia coast, wearing a minted turquoise J. Mendel ruffled gown from the label’s Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection, retailing for about $1,500.
Mrs. Trump wore the gown with a pair matching patent leather turquoise stilettos by Christian Louboutin to finalize this down-under ensemble.