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Melania Trump Shuts Down Donald, Brings Back the All-Business French Manicure

Lauren Valenti
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Melania Trump Shuts Down Donald, Brings Back the All-Business French Manicure

On the heels of an awkward hand-holding moment with President Trump, First Lady Melania's French manicure is thrust into the spotlight.

Ahead of hosting President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte tonight for their first official state dinner, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania gave a traditional state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.

For the occasion, FLOTUS wore an all-white Michael Kors Collection crepe blazer and skirt suit ensemble, topping off the look with a matching, wide-brimmed hat designed by her personal stylist Hervé Pierre. And while her directional chapeau has become quite the conversation piece on Twitter, likened to Beyoncé in her "Formation" music video and Jude Law's turn as the Young Pope among other cultural touchstones, it's her polished, color-coordinated French manicure, perhaps worn in honor of the French family's first visit, that's been thrust into the spotlight on the heels of that awkward hand-holding moment.

In a new video making the rounds on the Internet, Melania's immaculate, oval-shaped talons—accented by a sheer, pink tinged base and delicate white tips—are front row and center as her husband reaches to grasp her hand, is painfully rebuffed, and then tries once more, before she eventually gives in. It's certainly not the first time Melania has stoically rejected his public displays of affection (most infamously, she swatted his hand away on a tarmac in Tel Aviv), but between her striking millenary moment and her classic all-business manicure, she's evoking more self-assurance now than ever before.

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