While most cities and states canceled their annual Fourth of July festivities, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump held an elaborate Independence Day celebration at the White House amid a nationwide spike in new coronavirus cases.
Despite warnings from public health officials to avoid large crowds, hundreds of guests gathered on the White House South Lawn for fireworks, live music, military demonstrations, flypast, and more.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump celebrate Fourth of July on the White House South Lawn on July 4, 2020
The couple attended the 2020 Salute to America event decked out in patriotic colors, with Trump wearing his usual navy suit with a white shirt and a red tie.
Donald Trump and Melania Trump wear patriotic colors for the Independence Day celebration
Melania dressed the part in an elegant white tea-length sleeveless dress, which has a round neckline and a ruched bust. However, it was her accessories that made a statement.
Melania Trump wears a white tea-length dress with a wide Azzedine Alaia red belt
The former model styled her plain dress with a red Azzedine Alaia scalloped laser-cut leather belt. Not only did it add a pop of color to her look, but it also accentuated her figure.
She then styled her brown hair with caramel blonde highlight down and wore smokey eye-makeup.
Melania Trump wears her brown hair down with caramel blonde highlights
Melania earned high praises for her Fourth of July look, which she finished off with a pair of white Christian Louboutin “Ballalla” flats.
These flats are made from soft nappa leather and feature pointed toes for an elongated twist on a plain, classic ballerina flat. They also have small stacked wooden heels and Louboutin’s signature red leather soles.
Melania Trump completes her themed look with Christian Louboutin white leather flats
Christian Louboutin Ballalla Point-Toe Leather Flats, $506 at Matches Fashion
Donald Trump addressed the crowd, which included front-line workers, at the celebration. He bragged about his administration’s response to the pandemic despite the surge in cases.
“We’ll likely have a therapeutic and or vaccine solution long before the end of the year,” he said. He also added that the country has “made a lot of progress, our strategy is moving,” and that “we’ve learned how to put out the flame.”
President Donald Trump addresses the guests at the White House
Prior to the official Fourth of July salute, Melania received a tirade of criticisms on social media for her $3,840-Alexander McQueen dress, which she wore to an early celebration at Mount Rushmore.
The sleeveless midi dress features a doodle-style print of Dancing Girls, which are design sketches made by students at Central Saint Martins in London.
Twitter users mocked the Spring 2020 dress for looking as if her husband drew on it with a marker.
Melania teamed the controversial dress with Christian Louboutin “So Kate” pumps in black patent leather.
On June 25, Donald Trump and Melania Trump commemorated the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. They laid a wreath at the Korean War Veterans Memorial and gave a salute to the US Korean War veterans who were present.
Donald Trump and Melania Trump commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War on June 25, 2020
For the occasion, Donald wore his signature suit, while Melania opted for a black-and-white dotted Rosetta Getty dress.
Her frock features an apron tie-waist detail, a retro flared skirt, a pointed collar, long sleeves, and a button-down bodice.
Melania Trump wears a black-and-white polka dot Rosetta Getty dress
Melania Trump shows off her feet in white Manolo Blahnik pumps
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