WaPo Writer Gushes Over Melania’s Hat: ‘Nothing Else Mattered’

A Washington Post writer gushed over first lady Melania Trump’s hat saying that “nothing else mattered,” in an op-ed Tuesday.

Robin Givhan, a staff writer and fashion critic for The Washington Post, praised Melania’s fashion-forward chapeau for meeting French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron Tuesday, in an op-ed for The Washington Post. Melania’s iconic hat was ordered by Hervé Pierre, who is the first lady’s official fashion consultant and previously designed her inauguration gown. Her hat was custom-made and used the same material as her white Michael Kors suit.

Melania wore the stylish wide-brimmed hat to greet the Macrons at the state arrival ceremony at the White House. She later wore the same ensemble while touring the National Gallery of Art and looking at the new exhibit featuring portraits by French artist Cézanne with Brigitte Macron. Needless to say, her hat stayed flawless throughout the day.

Melania Trump hat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24: First lady Melania Trump tours the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC on April 24, 2018 . President Donald Trump is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron for the first state visit of his presidency. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

“Not even Chanel haute couture could compare to that magnificent halo of pure white light perched atop first lady Melania Trump’s perfectly groomed head. Nothing else mattered. There was nothing else,” Givhan wrote.

“That hat, broad-brimmed with a high, blocked crown, announced the first lady’s presence as boldly and theatrically as a brigade of trumpeters,” Givhan also noted. “It was the bright white hat of a gladiator worn on an overcast day, a kind of glamorous public shield when sunglasses would not do at all. That hat was a force field that kept folks, the wrong folks, from getting too close.”

Melania Trump diplomacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – APRIL 24: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and first lady Melania Trump (2nd L), French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd L) and his wife Brigitte Macron (L) acknowledge the crowd from the Truman Balcony of the White House during a state arrival ceremony April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official visit that includes dinner at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn, an Oval Office meeting, a joint news conference and a state dinner. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 “It was a diva crown. A grand gesture of independence. A church hat,” the fashion critic gushed. “The Lord is my shepherd. Deliver us from evil. Amen.”

American taxpayers do not pay for the first lady’s haute-couture wardrobe.

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