On Tuesday evening, President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress — and first lady Melania Trump marked the occasion with a sequined black power suit, complete with a wide waist-defining black belt.
From Michael Kors’s Spring 2017 collection, the Floral-Embroidered Stretch Pebble-Crepe Dinner Jacket retails for $4,995. “A black-tie suit, shaped, slit and exquisitely embellished — sexy this season is sly,” Kors said of the piece. “This neatly tailored dinner jacket is hand-embroidered by artisans in Italy with 3D floral sequins for luxe appeal.” The matching skirt is selling for $4,595.
And the Internet couldn’t help but notice that the first lady’s look bore an uncanny resemblance to one that graced American television viewers’ screens several decades ago.
Melania Trump enters like Alexis Carrington. This must be the Dynasty reboot. Paging Joan Collins. #JointAddress
— Jim Shi (@jimshi809) March 1, 2017
Melania is dressed like Joan Collins in Dynasty. #JointSession
— Joanna Meier (@JoannaMeier) March 1, 2017
The last time I saw a sparkly suit like that, Joan Collins was wearing it on Dynasty ????
— Kelly Robbins (@Ceollaigh) March 1, 2017
And while Collins’s character was beloved, Melania’s outfit wasn’t entirely met with applause (unlike the rousing response FLOTUS received when her husband introduced her).
— Carolyn Dolan (@carolyn145) March 1, 2017
Melania is wearing SEQUINS to the STATE OF THE UNION. https://t.co/SlFVHCeoud
— Jessica Woods (@woodsjessical) March 1, 2017
It looks like Melania was unchained tonight for the address and she seems to think it's NYE.
— Amanda Hiner (@MandaJLark) March 1, 2017
Many also called the sequins inappropriate.
I'm sorry, but sequins are NOT appropriate for a #JointAddress Get your shit together, Melania. ????
— Jackie Davis (@devauldavisj) March 1, 2017
Who wears black sequins to Congress?. Where you going after the speech Melania, da club? #JointAddress
— Wendy L. Wilson (@WendyLWilson_) March 1, 2017
No shade but I think sequins are a little much for congress, Melania #JointAddress
— Sarah ???? (@sarahbuya4) March 1, 2017
YOU CAN'T WEAR SEQUINS TO A JOINT ADDRESS, MELANIA!! THIS ISN'T NEW YEARS EVE #JointAddress
— Cameron Lyon (@cameron__lyon) March 1, 2017
#Jointsession generally speaking Melania looks polished. Nice suit, wrong event. It's inappropriate for this function. She looks lovely tho.
— Erica (@happysquirel75) March 1, 2017
There were plenty, though, who approved of the flashy — and expensive — ensemble, and even jumped to Melania’s defense.
I'm going on record as saying that I don't think Melania Trump looks inappropriate at all. #JointAddress
— ET2U (@ET2U) March 1, 2017
— Adelle Nazarian (@AdelleNaz) March 1, 2017
— Honky Tonk Jew (@HonkyTonkJew) March 1, 2017
melania killing it in the sequins and belt #JointAddress
— subcomandante brian (@snagglechud) March 1, 2017