First Ladies steal the show

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It was a stunning sight - the wives of the two most powerful men in the world walking across the magnificent Great Hall of the People in Beijing, matching each other in stylishness. United States First Lady Melania Trump and Madam Peng Liyuan, wife of China’s President Xi Jinping, were dressed in their finest as they arrived for the state banquet in honour of US President Donald Trump yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2017, with the headline 'First Ladies steal the show'. Print Edition | Subscribe