First lady Melania Trump is either blissfully unaware of the heat she took last week for her “storm stilettos,” or she doesn’t care what people think. On Sept. 2, on their way to a second visit to hurricane-ravaged Houston, she once again strode with her husband across the White House lawn in sky-high heels.
The Trumps departed from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C., just before 10 a.m. Saturday en route to Houston. They’re returning to Texas for a second visit since the megastorm hit and will also visit neighboring Louisiana.
One week after Harvey slammed into southeast Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, rescuers were still searching by air and boat for people trapped in flooded homes.
On her first visit to Houston after the hurricane, the first lady took a lot of flak on the internet and elsewhere in the media for her shoes. Although she tried to pull together a utilitarian look for the occasion, her stilettos threw people off.
She was photographed on Aug. 29 heading from the White House to Marine One wearing an all-black ensemble of cropped tailored trousers and a simple black top, fittingly accompanied by an Army-green bomber.
In a rare move, and perhaps in a nod to critics, FLOTUS on Sept. 2 wore a $1,590 Ralph Lauren safari shirtdress. She first wore the dress during a trip to Saudi Arabia, styled with a large brown leather belt.
The couple was followed by an aide carrying two large Louis Vuitton overnight bags, both retailing between $2,000 and $4,000.
Despite or perhaps because of the high-quality style of the first lady’s ensemble, it appears that she changed her clothes on the way to Texas. By the time the couple arrived at Houston’s Ellington Field Mrs. Trump was dressed in a more sensible outfit of slacks, denim shirt, and a pair of low-top sneakers.