First Lady Melania Trump joined President Trump on Monday for a video conference with Governors across the nation in the White House Situation Room.
For the meeting, Melania was all business wearing a dark peach co-ord matching suiting set from Emilio Pucci. This suit is not a new ensemble for Melania, as this is the third time as First Lady she has worn this ensemble. Most recently, the First Lady wore the suit in March 2019 “Be Best” meeting, teaming it with a white sweater and pointed-toe pumps. Prior to that, Melania first showcased the ensemble in March of 2018 for the International Women of Courage Awards. However, she paired the pink power suit with a yellow sweater.
From Emilio Pucci’s Fall ’17 collection, the tailored pantsuit consists of a double-breasted wool and silk-blend twill blazer that features three crystal embossed buttons, notched lapels, and front slash pockets. The blazer retailed for $3,350, but unfortunately it is sold out. She paired the blazer with the matching tailored straight-leg trousers that featured an elongating pleat down the front. It retailed for $1,150 and it also sold out.
Sadly, Melania’s two-piece ensemble is sold out. But if you’re inspired to emulate her style for spring, below are affordable alternatives.
In the conference call with governors and leaders of the 50 states, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, President Trump said he would “step in” if needed to assist a state with its reopening plans.
“Our gradual reopening plans are moving along and they are moving along very rapidly,” Trump said. “The governors are making their decisions, and want to make their decisions, and that’s the way I want it to, and we will step in if we see something going wrong, or if we disagree, and some people say that’s nice, and some people say I shouldn’t be doing that, but we’re going to do it if we see something wrong.”
Melania also took part in the weekly call with state leaders, and called on governors to put more of a focus on the physical and mental health of young children that are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. The White House invited governors to have their spouses join the call to also see and greet the first lady.
After Trump gave his remarks, he reminded governors of the First Lady’s Be Best initiative and one of the key pillars is children’s emotional, social, and physical health.
“Whether in quarantine or on the frontlines of the fight against the virus, many Americans, including children are experiencing increasing anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation, and fear. This administration has increased resources to support mental health,” Melania said according to a readout of the call.
Melania emphasized the need for governors to “make sure that children are not overlooked in this crisis” and asked governors to focus on “mental health and how we can partner with each of your states to support all Americans — especially children.”
“Children need us in this time more than ever,” she said, adding that she is especially worried about the young ones “because they don’t have anybody to turn to when they’re, we could say, locked up at home because of no school, no kindergarten. I’m worried about them and we need to take care of them and go and check on them.”
The First Lady went on to discuss the increase in resources the Trump Administration has provided to support mental health and well-being and how we must also protect children from the deadly effects of opioid addiction and overdose.
Along with protecting children mental health, Melania mentioned child welfare and physical safety as another priority. Since the outbreak, the First Lady noted how “child welfare agencies charged with ensuring the physical safety and well-being of children around the country” have become a serious challenge. She discussed how she along with the Trump Administration are making child welfare a priority by creating guidance and best practices “for remote or virtual court hearings in child welfare cases and supporting caseworkers by allowing video conferencing for monthly visits.”
Melania concluded her remarks with a call-to-action to governors.
“I ask you all to designate child welfare staff as first responders so that these critical workers have access to Personal Protective Equipment when face-to-face intervention is needed to protect a child’s physical health during the coronavirus pandemic,” the First Lady said.
After the conference call, Melania shared what she “emphasized” with the governors.
“Thoughtful discussion during today’s governors’ briefing on the well-being of our nation’s children, where I emphasized the need for states to come together to support mental health & well-being & to protect children from the deadly effects of abuse & opioid addiction. #BeBest,” Melania tweeted.