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Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld to dress Melania Trump?

The two fashion icons might be designing Inauguration Day looks for the future First Lady

By Lydia Chan | Published: 19 Jan 2017

Who Melania Wears
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Inauguration Day is fast approaching (it's tomorrow, OMG). While a number of designers may have declined to dress US president elect Donald Trump's wife Melania, she seems to have finally found support from two of the fashion industry's bigwigs: Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld.

Earlier this week, WWD reported that American fashion designer Ralph Lauren could possibly be working on a gown and Inauguration Day outfit for Melania. Lauren, who was behind many of Hillary Clinton's pantsuits, also has a history of dressing past First Ladies, including Michelle Obama, so this match-up doesn't come as too much of a surprise.

What's more, word has it that Lagerfeld is also on board to dress her. It is said that Lauren will probably design Melania's outfit for the day's swearing-in ceremony, leaving Lagerfeld to come up with a stunning evening look for the dinner, though it's not yet known if it could be under Chanel, Fendi or his eponymous label. The Lauren-Lagerfeld combination does seem like a good fit for Melania, bringing together American and European designs – perhaps a tribute to her Slovenian roots.

The speculation of who's dressing Melania has gotten the fashion world in a frenzy, as all eyes will be on her come 20 January. One designer who might not be watching: Tom Ford. Ford has been very vocal about not wanting to dress her and earlier this week, Donald Trump decided to fire right back at the designer, claiming his wife never even asked Ford to dress her.

"[She] never asked Tom Ford, doesn't like Tom Ford, doesn't like his designs," the president-elect said during an interview. "I'm not a fan of Tom Ford, never have been."

The Daily Mail also reported that Donald removed all Tom Ford beauty products and sunglasses from Wynn Las Vegas, one of the resorts he owns.

With so much drama surrounding just what Melania will wear to kick off her reign as First Lady, only time will tell how the next four years play out.

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