Melania Trump Wears Ralph Lauren To The Inauguration

But will she wear Karl Lagerfeld to the ball?


All eyes will be on Melania Trump this afternoon as she officially becomes America's new First Lady.

With just a matter of hours to go, we've been given a first glance at the outfit she will wear to watch her husband, Donald Trump, be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

Melania Trump wearing Ralph Lauren

She has chosen an elegant pale blue dress and matching jacket with an exaggerated, fold-detail collar and gloves by iconic American designer Ralph Lauren.

Melania Trump wearing Ralph Lauren

The soon-to-be first couple posed with outgoing President and First Lady Michelle and Barack Obama at the White House ahead of the 12pm ceremony.

The Obamas and the Trumps ahead of the inauguration

WWD reported earlier today that two designers are reported to have been working with the 46 year-old on outfits for today's events: Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld, the German Creative Director of storied French fashion house Chanel, Roman brand Fendi, as well as his own eponymous label. It means that it is likely Lagerfeld has designed the gown Trump will wear to the formal inaugural ball, which is set to take place this evening.

Despite his association with Chanel, it has been confirmed that Lagerfeld has not designed anything for Melania under the Chanel label, meaning it is more than likely he has designed something under the Karl Lagerfeld label.

It's little surprise that Melania has opted to wear Ralph Lauren for today's initial proceedings - she also wore one of Lauren's designs on election night; a white, wide-leg jumpsuit.

Melania Trump wearing Ralph Lauren on election night

Last night she wore a custom gown be Lebanese designer Reem Acra featuring all-over gold embellishment and long sleeves to celebrate her husband's forthcoming inauguration.

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