Vanity Fair Praises Melania Trump’s Butterfly Belt As A Sign Of Diplomacy

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Vanity Fair praised first lady Melania Trump’s butterfly belt as a sign of diplomacy during a meeting with Finnish first lady Jenni Haukio in Helsinki Monday.

Trump, dressed in a $3,700 light yellow Gucci outfit, received a rare accolade from Vanity Fair due to her addition of a butterfly belt. The first lady’s butterfly adornment was referred to as “sartorial diplomacy” due to Haukio’s matching butterfly-inspired dress, wrote Hilary Weaver for Vanity Fair. (RELATED: Melania Shines In Powder Blue Coat At Helsinki-Vantaa Airport In Finland [PHOTOS])

“Melania Trump is engaging in some much less high-stakes diplomacy, meeting on Monday with Finnish first lady Jenni Haukio and, whether intentionally or not, matching Haukio’s butterfly-patterned dress with a butterfly belt of her own,” Weaver wrote. (RELATED: Finnish Billboards Welcome Trump To The ‘Land Of Free Press’)

“Enjoyed conversation with the First Lady of Finland today – good conversation about issues facing our nations,” Trump wrote on Twitter, thanking Haukio for hosting her. Trump also included a photo of the two first ladies wearing their similar butterfly-inspired outfits. (RELATED: Italy’s Interior Minister Praises Trump And Putin Talks Following Helsinki Summit)

Butterfly symbols refer to resurrection in Christianity, according to USA Today. Butterflies can also mean endurance, change, life, and hope in different cultures.

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