Melania Trump Goes for Classic Look in Black Dior Coat Dress for Normandy D-Day Commemoration

June 6, 2019 Updated: June 11, 2019

First Lady Melania Trump opted for a classic look wearing a black Dior coat dress when she joined the president and other world leaders to honor veterans who were in Europe on D-Day in Normandy, France, on June 6.

The Trumps were at the Normandy American Cemetery for a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings; the largest joint naval, air, and land assault that were ever undertaken, which helped free Europe from Nazi rule during World War II.

During the ceremony, President Donald Trump delivered a moving speech to pay his respect to those who died and honor American veterans, saying that they were “among the very greatest Americans who will ever live.”

(From L) French President’s wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump walk to visit graves after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Brigitte Macron (R) arrive to attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Ian Langsdon/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, US First Lady Melania Trump and French President’s wife Brigitte Macron walk past members of the Republican Guard prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)

The first lady’s choice of attire included a black coat dress from Dior that cut below the knee complimented with a pair of black pumps by French designer Roger Vivier, which features a metal buckle at the front, reported WWD. She completed the look with a pair of dark sunglasses.

US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump walk on the tarmac on the way to board Air Force One before departing from the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, after attending D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump (L) disembark Air Force One upon arrival at Shannon Airport in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland on June 6, 2019 after attending an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and First Lady Melania Trump (R) chat after disembarking Air Force One upon arrival at Shannon Airport in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland on June 6, 2019 after attending an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French President’s wife Brigitte Macron watch as French elite acrobatic flying team “Patrouille de France” (PAF) fly over after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
French President’s wife Brigitte Macron (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

This is not the first time Melania wore Dior during their weeklong European state visit. Melania wore a dazzling custom-made ivory sleeveless Dior gown, which features sheer shoulders and silk tulle detailing, to the State Banquet with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, according to the news website. She styled it with matching ivory gloves and an elegant hair-do.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (center) poses for a photo with US President Donald Trump, and first lady Melania Trump ahead of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, June 3, 2019. Trump is on a three-day state visit to Britain. (Alastair Grant/AP Photo)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (2L), US President Donald Trump (L), US First Lady Melania Trump (C), Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2R) and Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall pose for a photograph ahead of a State Banquet in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of the US president and First Lady’s three-day State Visit to the UK. – Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Doug Mills/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) First Lady Melania Trump and Prince Charles,Prince of Wales arrive through the East Gallery for a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019 in London, England. President Trump’s three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Victoria Jones- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

In his speech, which drew surprise praise from some of his outspoken critics, Trump said American soldiers “came from the farms of a vast heartland, the streets of glowing cities and the forges of mighty industrial towns. Before the war, many had never ventured beyond their own community. Now, they had come to offer their lives halfway across the world,” after recognizing Polish, Norwegian, Australian, and French fighters.

The president also described the 130,000 service members who fought as the “citizens of free and independent nations, united by their duty to their compatriots and to millions yet unborn.”

U.S. President Donald Trump (C-L) joins in in singing the American national anthem as First Lady Melania Trump looks on at the main ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy as American Battle of Normandy veterans and family members look on at Normandy American Cemetery on June 06, 2019 near Colleville-Sur-Mer, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) chats with an American veteran of The Battle of Normandy as First Lady Melania Trump looks on at the main ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy as American Battle of Normandy veterans and family members look on at Normandy American Cemetery on June 06, 2019 near Colleville-Sur-Mer, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(L-R) U.S. President Donald Trump, American First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French First Lady Brigitte Macron leave the stage during the main ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy at Normandy American Cemetery on June 06, 2019 near Colleville-Sur-Mer, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

“The blood that they spilled, the tears that they shed, the lives that they gave, the sacrifice that they made, did not just win a battle.  It did not just win a war.  Those who fought here won a future for our nation.  They won the survival of our civilization.  And they showed us the way to love, cherish, and defend our way of life for many centuries to come,” he said.

Following the ceremony, Trump and Macron traveled separately to Caen, France, for a meeting and lunch before Trump returned to his golf course in Ireland.

President Trump and Melania will be flying back to Washington on June 7.

NTD reporter Zachary Stieber and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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