Melania Trump's Anti-Bullying Speech at the UN Prompts Cries of Irony

She was joined by members of the local Boys & Girls Club, reported the Washington Post.

The #First Lady on Wednesday addressed the delegates in the luncheon event hosted by the United Nations General Assembly The pink Delpozo dress had a knee-length skirt and oversized sleeves that were noticeable even while Melania was behind the podium.

Many observers felt that Melania was setting a high-fashion trend at an event in which she needed to come across as more "down-to-earth" and simple.

Mrs Trump will also attend today's opening ceremony. The event was also graced by the wives of the President of France and the President of Turkey.

Melania Trump, who has always been in news for her style quotient, was criticised by netizens all around the world. The dress and her speech trended on social media on that day.

Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said the first lady and Prince Harry chatted about the competition during their approximately 20-minute meeting and joshed about which country would take home the most medals. The first lady also added that the values of "kindness, mindfulness, integrity, and leadership" should be learned.

"No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorized, bullied, isolated or afraid, with nowhere to turn", she said. To some degree, designer fashion is de rigueur if you're married to someone who contributes, for better or worse, to running the world-and it's not fair to drag Trump just for sticking to the dress code, however insane it might seem to some of us mortals (for many of us, her shirt is a month or two of rent).

The First Lady faced online backlash last month after she wore heels when leaving the White House to visit Texas in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. Today's leaders have a "moral imperative" to ensure children learn such lessons, she said.

Vanessa Coleman