When is a hat more than a hat?
When it’s a pure white French hat worn to greet the president of France.
The Trumps invited French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House and First Lady Melania Trump wore a bold white hat with a huge, sharp brim. The hat was an openly French statement, commissioned by French-born Hervé Pierre, a designer who had created Melania’s inaugural gown as well as other outfits. The hat topped a white ensemble by American designer Michael Kors. Get it? France and America living in harmony.
Of course, the Internet couldn’t keep quiet, and had plenty of snark to say on the subject, notably the size and shape of the hat. From Beyonce to The Pope, lots of icons got drawn into the fray.
getting some serious Beyoncé Formation vibes from Melania’s hat this morning pic.twitter.com/9yp9X8isAt
— Niccole (@niccoleinDC) April 24, 2018
Melania with the Young Pope hat pic.twitter.com/PqwI4bqO9A
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) April 24, 2018
Is Melania Trump’s white hat a symbol of morality like Olivia Pope’s? pic.twitter.com/JZRHL7iuOi
— KOlive (@kmomonahan) April 24, 2018