First Lady Melania Trump took center stage for Day Two of the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, delivering a humble and grateful speech that addressed various of hot-topic issues, her personal immigration story as well as experience as First Lady and making the best case to re-elect her husband, President Trump.
For her keynote address, Melania donned a military-style olive jacket from Alexander McQueen. From the designer’s Resort 2020 collection, the cotton twill fitted military jacket featured gold-plated button detailed with epaulettes on the shoulder, large front flap pockets, a fitted waist, pleated detail on the back, and button cuffs. The jacket retailed for $1,470 but unfortunately, it is sold out.
She paired the military jacket with the matching Alexander McQueen pencil skirt. The high-waist midi skirt features a pleated detail at the back hem, stitched panels. The skirt retailed for $890 but is on sale for $534 at Farfetch.com.
Melania teamed the stylish power ensemble with a belt cinched on her waist. The black double-buckle waist belt, also from Alexander McQueen features a two gold-tone hardware fastening and two metal rings. It retails for $990 and also available at Farfetch.com.
Melania has worn Alexander McQueen’s designs on several major occasions as First Lady, recently in July when she headed to Mount Rushmore to headline a Fourth of July event with her husband, President Trump. For this outing, Melania donned a white sleeveless midi-dress decorated with a ‘Dancing Girls’ print.
As for footwear, she paired the whole ensemble with a metallic Christian Louboutin pumps. It is hard to determine exactly the color of the Louboutin Melania donned or if the So Kate were the Python style.
Since Melania’s military jacket is sold out, below is a roundup of alternatives version one can emulate for the upcoming Fall season. Team the military jacket with jeans or just like the first lady outfit of the day with an olive midi skirt.
In Tuesday’s keynote speech, Melania at the top of her remarks expressing sympathy to all Americans suffering as well as extending her gratitude to all the front line and essential workers “who stepped up in these difficult times” battling against the coronavirus outbreak and for putting “our country first.”
“I want to acknowledge the fact that since March, our lives have changed drastically,” Melania said. “The invisible enemy, COVID-19, swept across our beautiful country and impacted all of us. My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you are not alone.”
Melania added that her “husband’s Administration will not stop fighting until there is an effective treatment or vaccine available to everyone. Donald will not rest until he has done all he can to take care of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic.”
“I want to extend my gratitude to all of the healthcare professionals, front-line workers, and teachers who stepped up in these difficult times,” Melania continued. “Despite the risk to yourselves and your own families, you put our country first. And my husband and I are grateful. I have been moved by the way Americans have come together in such an unfamiliar and often frightening situation. It is in times like this that we will look back and tell our grandchildren that through kindness and compassion, strength, and determination, we were able to restore the promise of our future.”
In one of her longest address given as First Lady, Melania speaking from the newly renovated White House Rose Garden touched on her personal story of achieving her goal of becoming an American citizen to follow her “dream working in the fashion industry.”
“As I grew older, it became my goal to move to the United States and follow my dream working in the fashion industry,” Melania said. “In the United States, when I was 26 years old, living and working in the land of opportunity was a dream come true, but I wanted more. I wanted to be a citizen. After 10 years of paperwork and patience, I studied for the test in 2006 and became an American citizen.”
The first lady added, “It is still one of the proudest moments in my life because, with hard work and determination, I was able to achieve my own American dream. As an immigrant and a very independent woman, I understand what a privilege it is to live here and to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that we have.”
She also made the case for her husband, painting the president as a fighter for American families, while arguing that a second term is “what is best for our country.”
“He loves this country and he knows how to get things done. As you have learned over the past five years, he’s not a traditional politician. He doesn’t just speak words. He demands action, and he gets the results,” Melania said. “The future of our country has always been very important to him and it is something that I have always admired. I’m here because we need my husband to be our President and Commander in Chief for four more years. He’s what is best for our country.”
“We all know Donald Trump makes no secrets about how he feels about things,” she continued. “Total honesty is what we as citizens deserve from our President. Whether you like it or not, you always know what he’s thinking, and that is because he’s an authentic person who loves this country and its people, and wants to continue to make it better. Donald wants to keep your family safe. He wants to help your family succeed. He wants nothing more than for this country to prosper and he doesn’t waste time playing politics.”