First Lady Melania Trump and White House Communications Director Hope Hicks each held their own in high fashion during a Japanese state dinner in Tokyo Monday night, while the pair are overseas with President Donald Trump on his 12-day trip through Asia.
Melania brought the drama when she donned a monochromatic, vibrant red Valentino draped silk gown with matching Manolo Blahnik stilettos while her usually tousled hair was fanned into an updo to show off diamond earrings.
Alongside Melania, Hope Hicks shined through a crowd of men in suits by wearing a menswear-inspired tuxedo with her caramel-toned wavy hair draping over one side of the androgynous ensemble. For a touch of girlishness, Hope loaded on mascara, a sharp eyebrow, and punchy-pink lipstick.
Both women showed their support for President Donald Trump while attending a state banquet in Tokyo, however while the first lady, 47, chose a very traditional floor-length gown for the occasion, Hope spiced things up a bit, ensuring she stood out from the crowd in a chic tuxedo.
Hope wore the tailored black suit with a traditional white tuxedo shirt, accessorizing the look with an oversized black bow tie worn at her neck at the event, which was hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, to mark Donald Trump’s visit.
The former Trump Organization employee, who has in the past worked inside the Trump Tower and helped Ivanka Trump grow her fashion line, wore her long hair down in a blowout.
She added a splash of color to her monochromatic look with a slick of bold pink lipstick, finishing off her make-up with a smokey eye.
In contrast to Hope’s androgynous style option, Melania donned a bright red, floor-length gown with short sleeves on the occasion.
She paired the glamorous number with a low hairdo and diamond earrings, completing her outfit with a smoky eye.
President Trump, 71, who is on his first official visit in Asia, stuck to his classics with a black suit, though he did trade his trademark red tie for a blue one.
Hope and Melania are both traveling with President Trump for his 12-day trip around Asia, which will also see him visit South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Earlier on Monday, Melania tried her hand at Japanese calligraphy at a Tokyo elementary school.
She visited the Kyobashi Tsukiji school with her Japanese counterpart, Akie Abe. About 300 children welcomed them with a school song.