Melania Trump upstaged by White House communications director Hope Hicks with chic look at state dinner editors

It's a fashion showdown in Japan!

Melania Trump attended a state banquet in Tokyo wearing a striking red Valentino dress, but she may have been upstaged by White House communications director Hope Hicks who opted for a chic tuxedo for the glamorous event.

The first lady chose a traditional, floor-length number for the glitzy occasion that she paired with shoes of the same hue. She kept her low chignon bun hairstyle from earlier in the day, while adding a slightly darker shade of pink to match her dramatic look.

Meanwhile, Hope surprised the crowd with a tailored black suit, a traditional white tuxedo shirt and an oversized black bow tie. The 29-year-old complete her look with a statement-making pink color on her lips, a smokey eye and her tresses in a simple blown out style. See her statement-making look below:

Hope Hicks in Japan
Hope Hicks in Japan

The dinner was hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo to mark President Trump's visit. Hope and Melania are both traveling with the president for his 12-day trip around Asia, which will also see him visit South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.  

Earlier in the day, Melania dazzled in a navy blue Dior number while visiting a group of elementary school kids. She, alongside the prime minister's wife, participated in a fun calligraphy class with the kids. The first lady was greeted with a warm welcome from the students, evident by the adorable photos of Melania and the children together. 

For more on the first couple's trip to Asia, watch the slideshow above. 

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