A. Russian. Fake. Fur. Coat.
The blonde bombshell and "Honorary PETA Director" sent the faux-fur garment as a thank you present because the First Lady didn't wear fur to the presidential inauguration.
"Amid all the mania at the inauguration, you looked stunning in an outfit by Ralph Lauren -- one of many fur-free designers," Anderson praised Melania in a letter excerpted on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals website. "I am so happy that you chose not to wear fur! As First Lady, you will help set style trends, and by remaining compassionate with your choices, you will warm the hearts of many."
Anderson teamed up with Russian "faux-fur manufacturer" Only Me to custom design and manufacture the long black Persian "lamb-look," "eco-fur" garment.
President Donald Trump and Anderson have at least one thing in a common: a relationship with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
"Anderson’s animal rights activism in Russia dates back to 2009, when she first wrote then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to thank him for banning the slaughter of baby harp seals. In 2011, she worked with PETA -- whose motto reads, in part, that 'animals are not ours to wear' -- to persuade Russia, which had previously imported 90 percent of her native Canada's baby-seal pelts, to ban these importations."
The fitted coat is made to be worn with a vegan "leather" belt that cinches it at the waist. A label sewed into the lining reads: "Only Me by Pamela Anderson for Melania Trump."
The First Lady was born in Slovenia, which was then part of Yugoslavia. She immigrated to the United States in 1996 and became a citizen in 2006.
The impetus for the coat gift was prompted after Anderson noted Mrs. Trump's fondness for fur.