Melania Trump and Hope Hicks attend Beijing state dinner

Melania Trump once again stepped up her fashion game during a state dinner in Beijing on Thursday, donning an ornate Gucci fur trim dress with an ornate pattern reminiscent of traditional Chinese clothing.

The first lady, 47, exuded confidence as she strode in five-inch, baby pink stilettos, which matched the fur lining of her sleeves, next to her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan.

Meanwhile, the White House communications director Hope Hicks, who has given Melania a run for her money in the style department over the past few days, appeared to take a step back in a very simple, slightly baggy outfit.

Hope, 29, wore the bright pink garment underneath a plain black jacket with rolled sleeves. She kept out of the spotlight and was only photographed from the waist up, while Melania made a spectacular entrance with Madame Peng.

The two first ladies walked in with their husbands, Presidents Trump and Xi, for the occasion held at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.

Melania might have gotten a bit of style inspiration from the actress Margot Robbie, who wore the same Gucci dress at the premiere of The Legend Of Tarzan in June last year.

Earlier on Thursday, the first lady also wowed in the style department in a custom Dolce & Gabbana gown, thought to have cost at least $3,975.

She donned the floor-length number during a welcome ceremony also thrown at the Great Hall of the People, and while visiting a primary school with Madame Peng.

Melania happily took up a paintbrush and ink under the watchful eye of the young students at Banchang Primary School.

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