On Tuesday, the First Lady—who often rotates between her sturdy assortment of 6-inch Manolo Blahniks and Christian Louboutin stilettos when she’s not carrying Stan Smith Adidas sneakers paired with controversial coats—trekked throughout the South Lawn en path to Europe sporting a pair of kicks that make her earlier pastel pumps look bland.
The $795 Christian Louboutin heels (out there right here) are a part of the French designer’s Collage assortment, which features a flat, a boot, and a stiletto (the basic So Kate silhouette, which contains a 4.eight inch heel) which was worn by Melania. Rather than her go-to suede or leather-based pumps in stable, impartial hues, Melania’s new pair packed a punch with their clear vinyl-covered paper collage sample.
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Inspired by Louboutin packaging, the high-fashion kicks appear a bit out of left-field for the First Lady, who’s extra Ralph Lauren than logo-heavy something, actually. But on the similar time, contemplating her hefty Louboutin assortment, we will not say we’re shocked to see that out of all the designer logos, she reached for Christian Louboutin’s.
But what sort of message, precisely, does flashing the label of a European designer identified for his uber-expensive heels ship within the midst of Trump’s immigration disaster, in addition to his commerce conflict with China? A fast glimpse of a purple sole is one factor, however an deliberately ahead assertion—fairly actually “Christian Louboutin Paris”—is one other. We guess a worry of being flashy hasn’t stopped her earlier than.
FLOTUS is accompanying the President on a week-long tour of Europe, throughout which he is supposed to satisfy with the Queen of England, and if her earlier visits overseas are any indication, she’ll be pulling out the sartorial stops.
Given the various controversial occasions surrounding her husband in the intervening time—a SCOTUS nominee! a dismissal of the #MeToo motion!—we would not be shocked if her outfit selections, like her flashy pumps, had been meant as one thing of a distraction from her involvement in his newest dramas.
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