Melania channels Audrey Hepburn's beauty style for State Visit

Melania Trump 
First Lady Melania Trump

It seems the First Lady has been taking style tips from Audrey Hepburn during her State Visit to the UK this week. Audrey's timeless beauty and fashion style has always been the epitome of elegance and class, so it's no wonder Melania wanted to take inspiration from the iconic actress.

As Melania and President Trump arrived at Buckingham Palace on Monday afternoon, we saw her looking chic and sophisticated in a white and navy ensemble with matching hat, reminiscent of the Hollywood star in My Fair Lady and also paid homage to Princess Diana who so often favoured a white suit. Melania's hair was elegantly styled in a low chignon, along with a smokey-eye look and a nude lip - a firm favourite of hers.

First Lady Melania looked chic in white during the Ceremonial Welcome in Buckingham Palace Gardens.  Credit: POOL/REUTERS

On Monday evening, Mrs Trump fashioned another Audrey look as she attended the Buckingham Palace State Banquet with her husband. This time, Melania had her hair coiffed into a sleek up-do, with a 60s style quiff to add height, paired with her fail-safe make-up look. Melania even wore a sleeveless dress complete with long white gloves to finish off the look, in a nod to Audrey's iconic ensemble in the iconic film, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

First Lady Melania Trump channeled an iconic 60's inspired up-do reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Credit: POOL/REUTERS

On Tuesday, the British weather wasn't quite as forgiving, so the First Lady took it in her stride to brave the showers with a chic Celine mackintosh as she accompanied her husband to Number 10 to meet with Theresa May. The trench coat has long been a fashion staple and was a firm favourite in Audrey's wardrobe. Melania again paid homage to the actress with the tan mackintosh and a Hermès Birkin bag, demonstrating sheer Audrey-esque elegance. Melania's golden brown locks ( the same hair shade that Audrey  used to sport), was perfectly blow-dried to contrast her more dressed-down style. 

First Lady Melania Trump channels Audrey's classic trench coat look at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office during the second day of his State Visit. Credit: WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES

On Tuesday evening, the President and First Lady welcomed guests such as Theresa May, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Winfield House, the official residence of the US Ambassador, as they hosted a black tie dinner. With just 60 people attending and £30 wine on the menu, it may have been a more intimate and casual occasion compared to the previous evening's State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, however this didn't stop Melania from oozing glamour.

Melania wore a red floor-length Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy gown with a cape silhouette style as she and her husband welcomed guests on arrival to the dinner. The flowing sleeves and elegant make-up style were reminiscent of Hepburn's iconic look in the 1957 film Funny Face. 

Melania's red floor-length Givenchy dress had cape style sleeves, creating a silhouette much like Audrey's in Funny Face. Credit: Chris Jackson/GETTY IMAGES

It's not only the First Lady of the United States that takes style and beauty inspiration from the Hollywood icon, she is also a firm favourite of the Duchess of Sussex's. Meghan had her very own 'My Fair Lady moment' at Ascot Racecourse last year, as she sported a chic monochrome Philip Treacy hat. Meghan styled this look with her hair in a elegant low bun to compliment the hat, with bronzed cheeks and a pale pink lip a-la Miss Hepburn. 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, channeling Audrey Hepburn as Ascot, 2018.

It seems Audrey Hepburn's classic style ( and love of a hair accessory) to this day, remains the epitome of sophistication. The late actress unfailingly demonstrated the perfect combination of class and elegance throughout her glittering career as she cemented her name as a Hollywood icon. It's little wonder, therefore, that we see so much of her timeless look in today's fashion and beauty world.