UPDATE, Jan. 18: Women’s Wear Daily reports that Karl Lagerfeld may dress Melania Trump during inauguration week, though it’s unclear if it will be under his eponymous label, Chanel or Fendi. The Huffington Post has reached out to reps for Lagerfeld and will update this post accordingly.
With the inauguration only days away, reports are buzzing over who will dress Melania Trump (along with, you know, whether Donald Trump had contact with Russia during the election, and whether Trump will wear L.L. Bean to any events, etc.).
According to Women’s Wear Daily, designer Ralph Lauren will reportedly dress the future first lady, despite the fact that he supported (and also dressed) Hillary Clinton throughout the election.
The designer is reportedly also working on additional pieces for Trump to wear throughout the inauguration week, WWD says, as well as a few pieces for the rest of the family. The Huffington Post reached out to representatives for Ralph Lauren and will update this piece accordingly.
Melania Trump has already memorably worn the designer on two occasions. In October she showed up to the third presidential debate in a black “pussybow” jumpsuit from the designer, days after Donald Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” comments from 2005 leaked:
She then wore a white, one-shoulder jumpsuit from Ralph Lauren for election night in November.
WWD says the Future FLOTUS bought her white outfit from the Ralph Lauren store in NYC (rather than it being given to her by the designer himself).
Many designers have publicly stated that they will never dress Melania Trump, including French designer Sophie Theallet, Tom Ford, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim.