Melania Trump looked like a woman in mourning as she left the White House for the final time as First Lady wearing an incredibly somber all-black ensemble, complete with dark sunglasses, black Christian Louboutin heels, and an Hermes Birkin bag.
The 51-year-old held hands with her husband as he ended his time as President of the United States, with the couple walking side-by-side across the White House lawn, before boarding Marine One on their way to Air Force Base Andrews.
Melania made sure to cement her status as one of the country’s most fashionable First Ladies, donning a number of high-priced designer pieces for her final White House ensemble, including a crocodile handbag that is estimated to be worth upwards of $70,000.
Going out with a bang: Melania Trump put on a very stylish show as she left the White House with her husband for the final time, marking the end of his presidency
Sending a statement: The 51-year-old donned a very somber all-black ensemble for her final moments as First Lady, accessorizing with a $70,000 crocodile Hermes Birkin
Upon the couple’s arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Trump praised his wife while addressing a crowd of supporters, paying tribute to her ‘beauty, grace, and popularity’.
‘Our First Lady has been a woman of great grace and beauty, and so popular with the people, so popular,’ he said, before welcoming Melania to the stage to share her final words.
‘Being your First Lady was my greatest honor,’ she said. ‘Thank you for your love and support. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, God bless your families and God bless this beautiful nation.’
Fashion-focused: Melania added several high-priced designer pieces to her look, including the Birkin bag, as well as a pair of $695 Christian Louboutin heels, and a Chanel jacket