On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the world celebrated Earth Day amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. First Lady Melania Trump took some time to plant a tree in honor of the special day.
For the occasion, Melania wore an olive green Victoria Beckham coat to pay homage to Earth Day. She paired the coat with Manolo Blahnik heels.
Melania Trump at a Hanukkah Reception in the East Room of the White House on December 11, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
The first lady didn’t speak at the event but she did help her husband to plant a tree. The first couple used golden shovels to plant a maple tree near a linden tree.
This tree represents our nation’s dedication to conservation
The latter was planted by former President Bill Clinton just a few feet away from the Oval Office. Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen also joined the Trumps to help with the planting.
The event was attended by a sparse group who sat apart to practice social distancing in the effort to derail COVID-19. Melania shared the post on her social media accounts.
Part of the caption on her post read: “This tree represents our nation’s dedication to conservation & our admiration for the great outdoors.” Since the Easter Egg Roll yearly tradition was canceled this year, the former model found another way to commemorate it.
She took to social media to read a children’s book, “The Little Rabbit,” in honor of the holiday. This time, the first lady, once again, opted to wear green.
Melania re-wore a green linen Kelly long-sleeve knee-length shirt dress by British label Cefinn. She accessorized the dress with a vintage crocodile belt in the same color.
The former model previously wore the dress in 2017 while visiting an infant drug recovery center. She added some height to her frame by wearing a pair of pointed-toe, stiletto-heeled pumps in an electric green shade.