The Cool Story Behind This Beautiful Dress

Melania Trump made a radiant arrival in Ghana on Tuesday morning, beaming with delight as she stepped off her plane to begin her first major solo international trip.

The 48-year-old first lady looked stylish as ever as she landed at Kotoka International Airport in the Ghanian capital of Accra, wearing a burgundy-and-white-striped custom Celine shirt dress thought to be worth upwards of $2,000, and a pair of $625 white heels from Manolo Blahnik.

Pausing at the top of the steps of the military plane, which bore the presidential seal, to wave to the waiting crowds, Melania couldn’t have looked happier as she made her way down the stairs and onto the tarmac – narrowly avoiding a wardrobe disaster along the way when her hem began blowing up in the breeze.

Melania looked as though she may have enjoyed a quick pamper session on the plane, and looked refreshed and energetic as she walked out of the aircraft, with her long brunette locks styled with a natural wave, while her makeup was left low-key, with no hint of her signature smokey eye look.