So Kate, so Melania. It’s been quite some time since the first lady stepped out soaring in her beloved shoe style — Christian Louboutin’s So Kate pumps. For tonight’s National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., such a grand occasion called for a grand shoe: 4.7 inches on a pin-thin stiletto heel.
Alongside President Donald Trump, the former model took part in the revelry in a festive outfit ensemble that included the Louboutins in a complementary nude color teamed with a checked — and very festive-looking — red Chanel pre-fall ’17 belted jacket.
The mother to Barron, one of Donald’s five children, made appearances throughout November in several Manolo Blahnik BB pump styles, as well as boots by Victoria Beckham, and from Louboutin she was spotted in flats and a sleek pair of lace-up booties. Throughout the campaign trail last year, and during the early months of her role as first lady, Melania and her So Kates rarely parted.
But the night was a big outing for the Trump family, including the president’s daughters Tiffany and Ivanka, who was with her three children and husband, Jared Kushner; as well as his son Donald Jr and his wife Vanessa.
Kathie Lee Gifford and Dean Cain served as the night’s hosts, and the guests enjoyed entertainment by Wynonna Judd, Jack Wagner and The Texas Tenors.
The event marked the 95th anniversary of the tree lighting, which was first started by Calvin Coolidge in 1923.
At last year’s ceremony, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle feted Kelly Clarkson, Eva Longoria, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Marc Anthony and Chance the Rapper.