The first lady sported a $2790 Givenchy capeto welcome French president Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Bridgette to the White House.
This isn't the first time the first lady hasbeen spotted in a high-fashion cape.
Unlike Michelle Obama, who is known for herdown-to-earth J.
Crew, Trump has doubled down on her glamorous fashion choices.
There's a clear strategy behind Trump's fashionchoices which align her with another cape-lover.
Here's a brief history of Melania Trump'scape obsession, as well as why the cape craze is on the cusp of spreading across the US.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wifeBrigitte Macron's visit is just the most recent instance of Trump donning a cape.
She wore a $8,000 Monique Lhuillier capletgown during a black tie dinner at the White House.
Melania Trump also wore a cape-style dresswhile on a trip to Mar-a-Lago.
Even when Trump isn't wearing an actual cape,it often looks as if she is.
The first lady frequently wears her coatsoff her shoulders, creating the illusion that she is wearing a cape instead of using thesleeves to warm her arms.
The frequency of Trump's off-the-shoulderlooks has sparked discussion.
Slate's Christina Cauterucci theorized thatsleeves served as a buffer for Trump, who has been spotted more than once denying herhusband's attempts to grab her hand in public.
"Trump’s empty sleeve functioned as a safetybuffer," Cauterucci writes.
"When your arms aren’t where they’re supposedto be, it’s a lot harder for other people to find them.
" Hand-grabbing concerns may play into Trump'slove for capes and pseudo-capes, but the cape also captures the message Melania Trump istrying to send to Americans.
Capes have fallen out of fashion since theearly '90s, with Sozzani writing they're bound to have a comeback "sooner or later.
" Now, it looks like Trump may be helping fuelthat return.