By Joanne McPortland
|The Godfather’s funeral? An Addams Family remake? No, just diplomatic protocol.|
That protocol requires:
- Formal black clothing, with the knees, upper arms, back, and decollete covered.
- Black close-toed shoes with low or moderate heels.
- A black head covering, usually interpreted as a black lace mantilla (veil) like the one Melania Trump wore (Ivanka’s headpiece was a bit more fashion-forward, but dignified).