Melania Trump played the sartorial diplomacy game at a state dinner in Beijing, China on Thursday. The first lady attended the event at the Great Hall of the People wearing a satin floor-length gown in a traditional cheongsam silhouette.
From Alessandro Michele’s Fall 2016 Gucci Ready-to-Wear collection, the black piece features pink and green floral embroidery as well as other figures throughout the nature-inspired motif. For some extra flair, the dress has magenta mink cuffs as well as a high leg slit.
She paired the dress, which Margot Robbie actually previously wore to the Legend of Tarzan premiere in June 2016, with a pair of bubblegum pink Manolo Blahnik heels.
The origins of the cheongsam, also known as a qipao or a mandarin dress, trace back to the 17th century, but the modern version originated in the 1920s and is form-fitting.
Trump’s fellow first lady, Peng Liyuan, wife of China’s President Xi Jinping, opted for something similar with her black sheer topper embroidered with poppies overlaying a deep red satin dress.