Melania Trump played the sartorial diplomacy game at a state dinner in Beijing on Thursday.
From Alessandro Michele's fall 2016 Gucci ready-to-wear collection, the black piece features pink and green floral embroidery as well as other figures throughout the nature-inspired motif.
USA first lady Melania Trump walks along the Mutianyu Great Wall section in Beijing Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
Beijing Zoo's world famous giant pandas refused to be upstaged when Melania Trump came to visit, with one cheekily "photobombing" the First Lady.
The origins of the cheongsam, also known as a qipao or a mandarin dress, trace back to the 17th century, but the modern version originated in the 1920s and is formfitting.
On day two, the First Lady and her husband traveled to the Great Hall of the People to take part in an official welcome ceremony.
Melania Trump is photographed on her visit to China's Great Wall.
We'd suggest avoiding these areas until Trump's visit ends Friday (November 10). US first lady Melania Trump poses for photos with Chinese children holding flags and the bald eagle dolls near the panda enclosure at a zoo in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. According to US Weekly, the baby pink floral appliqué pattern is meant to resemble the Mei Hua, or plum blossom, the country's national flower. "It's exciting, as well", she said.