Melania Trump Slips Into an LBD After Rocking White Suit and Candy-Cane Heels in Israel

Elise Solé
President Trump and his wife, Melania, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, in Jerusalem. (Photo: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Melania Trump suited up for dinner Monday night in Israel wearing a black lace dress.

The first lady and President Trump are in the midst of a three-country tour to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Italy to underscore the U.S. pledge to world peace. The private dinner, hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, was held at the couple’s home in Jerusalem after a press conference between the two world leaders.

Melania stunned in what is possibly a $4,498 Dolce & Gabbana ruffled lace and tulle midi dress. The designer is proving to be a first lady favorite thus far — over the weekend, Melania wore a white D&G suit and blouse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a D&G black blazer for her official White House portrait in April.


No doubt the foursome had lots of catching up to do. When greeting the first family on the tarmac of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv earlier that day, Sara broke the ice by confiding in Melania, “You know in Israel all the people like us, the media hate us but the people love us — like you.” While the conversation was meant to be private, local Israeli news station Channel 2 picked up the dialogue, according to a report by The Hill.

“We have a lot in common,” Melania reportedly replied, before the women agreed to discuss the topic further over dinner.

First lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka Trump walk at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Photo: Getty Images)

And, according to the Daily Mail, later that day, before the press conference, Benjamin Netanyahu’s 25-year-old son, Yair, gushed to Melania, “I’m a big fan of both of you,” adding that his mother “talks about you all the time.”

Yair also empathized with the Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, who has been the focus of media speculation due to his rare public appearances. “You know, I can relate a lot to what Barron’s going through because I’ve been his age in my dad’s first term,” Yair said.

“It only makes you stronger. It makes you stronger,” said Melania.

That morning, the first couple disembarked Air Force One in Tel Aviv with Melania looking ethereal in a $1,195 white, belted, double crepe-sable jacket by Michael Kors with a matching skirt. She added a pop of color with red-and-white striped pumps.

The day’s itinerary included a stop at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a holy site in the Christian religion, and the Western Wall, a sacred site in Judaism. There the couple was joined by first daughter Ivanka Trump, dressed conservatively in a $959 Cédric Charlier navy skirt, $135 black Ivanka Trump pumps, and a petite navy blue hat fastened on the side of her head.

The first family is clearly earning style points abroad, with Ivanka praised for her modesty in Israel and Melania dubbed “classy and conservative” in Saudi Arabia. Onward to Italy!

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