US First Lady Melania Trump arrives at Chierici Palace in Catania, Italy / Domenico Stinellis/AP

First Lady sports floral Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Italy worth $51,500

Melania Trump wore a $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana jacket to a meeting with the spouses of some of the most powerful world leaders at the annual G7 summit in Catania, Italy, this week.

The coat, which is no longer available to preorder online, requires a $25,750 deposit.

Making $51,500 annually would put you in the 65th percentile of individual-earning Americans, according to 2016 US Census Bureau data analysed by the personal-finance site DQYDJ. The median household income in the US is $53,889.

Here's a screenshot of the coat on Moda Operandi's website, where it was previously sold but no longer is available. It is a part of Dolce & Gabbana's Fall/Winter 2017 line and is expected to ship starting in July.

Dolce & Gabbana has faced a backlash for continuing to dress the first lady. But the Italian designers have been unmoved by criticism.

On Friday, Stefano Gabbana posted a video and several pictures of Melania Trump in the jacket on Instagram, captioning the video with a “THANK YOU” and several heart emojis.


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