20 of the most expensive designer outfits that first ladies have worn

Melania Trump in a J. Mendel dress.Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Michelle Obama’s custom state-dinner gowns were worth an estimated $12,000.
Melania Trump wore a $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana jacket at the 2017 G7 summit.
Dr. Jill Biden has recycled her most expensive looks, wearing them on several occasions.
In 2009, Michelle Obama garnered criticism for wearing $540 Lanvin sneakers to a food bank.Melania Trump in a J. Mendel dress.Kevin Lamarque/ReutersShe wore the gown to a dinner at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.Trump wore a Monique Lhuillier gown priced at $7,995 to a 2017 White House reception.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at a White House reception.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesThe first lady welcomed The White House Historical Society in a sparkling Monique Lhuillier gown. It is no longer available from Bergdorf Goodman.Trump wore an embroidered Michael Kors jacket and skirt ensemble totaling $9,590 for a joint session of Congress in 2017.Melania Trump at President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress in 2017.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APThe dinner jacket retailed for $4,995, the skirt for $4,595. The outfit is no longer available.For her last state dinner as first lady in 2016, Obama wore a custom Atelier Versace gown made of rose gold chain mail with an estimated cost of $12,000.President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesShe chose the Italian designer in honor of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy’s visit. There was also speculation that she wore the chain-mail dress in a nod to female empowerment.Obama wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown, also worth an estimated $12,000, for a state dinner with President Francois Hollande of France in 2014.President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with French President Francois Hollande.Jonathan Ernst/ReutersThe dress featured a black beaded bodice with three-quarter sleeves and a full skirt in “liberty blue,” according to the Daily Mail.In 2017, Trump garnered criticism for wearing a $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana jacket at the Group of Seven summit in Italy.First lady Melania Trump arrives for a visit at the City Hall of Catania during the 2017 G7 Summit.GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP via Getty ImagesTrump wore the look to meet with spouses of world leaders at the G-7 summit in Italy.The full cost of the jacket is more than most Americans make in a year, which proved a controversial choice.Read the original article on Insider

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