Melania Trump stepped out onto the White House lawn to board Marine One on Friday looking eye-catching in a long red coat and red gloves.
She seemed not to mind that she was snubbing the tradition in Washington - and among politicians around the world - to wear some form of green on St Patrick's Day.
Her husband, the US president, was sporting the same green striped tie he had been wearing the day before to greet Enda Kenny, the Irish Taoiseach, at the White House.
Donald Trump had also worn the green tie for his press conference on Friday with Angela Merkel, who was also wearing green.
Paul Ryan, the House speaker, had also marked the celebration:
The Trumps were jetting off for a weekend at the "Southern White House" - their Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.