First lady Melania Trump to present inaugural gown to Smithsonian

HISTORY LESSONS: Hervé Pierre will be on hand Friday morning when First Lady Melania Trump presents the inaugural gown he designed for her to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

"She asked me if I wanted to be her date, and I said, 'Oh hell, yes,'" Pierre said with a laugh. "As a foreigner who became an American, to have your gown put in the Smithsonian Museum is a big huge honor. I got chills. I know how in the designer world, there are lots of big egos. I have always tried to manage my ego for many, many years. But in this case, there is nothing to be ashamed of — it's a big ego thing. I'm really really proud of it."

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance while attending the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, dance their first dance as first couple to the song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance while attending the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump dances with husband Jared Kurshner at the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, along with the older Trump children and their spouses, attend the Liberty Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner look back as they leave the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with Trump's daughter salute the crowd during the Freedom ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. 

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President Donald Trump dances with wife Melania Trump at the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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US President Donald Trump speaks as first lady Melania Trump looks on during the Freedom Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania, arrive at the "Liberty" Inaugural Ball, in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump gesture towards his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as they dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016.

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US President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, dance along with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, at the president's "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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US President Donald Trump gestures as the first lady Melania Trump, Vice Presidant Mike Pence, his wife Karen and family look on at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016.

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US President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump gesture towards his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as they dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" flanked by his son Eric and his daughter Ivanka and their spouses at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen and family leave his residence at the Naval Observatory to attend inaugural balls in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen and family leave his residence at the Naval Observatory to attend inaugural balls in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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David Skorton, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and John Gray, director of the National Museum of American History, will help welcome 200 guests at the private unveiling in Flag Hall of the vanilla silk crepe off-the-shoulder gown with a slit skirt and ruffled accent trim from neckline to hem. Pierre said, "When you are on Earth, it is important to leave a little mark. My name will be in the museum forever. I'm not a painter. That will be the only thing I have in the museum but it is part of American history. That means the world to me because I have worked and lived in this country for 22 years."

Recalling how he has worked in the best houses — Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Bill Blass and Carolina Herrera, Pierre said, "Suddenly on my own I'm able to get a dress in this museum, part of the history of fashion. I'm not going to lie: I'm enjoying it tremendously. But I'm a happy fellow. I'm barely in a bad mood. But that was like, 'Whoa! That's lovely.' That left a big smile."

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: U.S. first lady Melania Trump attends an event at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History where the first lady donated her inaugural gown to the museum October 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first lady said, 'Today is such an honor as I dedicate my inaugural couture piece to the First Ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History.' (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to donate the gown she wore to the 2017 inaugural balls, alongside Smithsonian Director David Skorton (R) and National Museum of American History Director John Gray (L), at the Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, October 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US First Lady Melania Trump (C) and advisor Kellyanne Convay (R) attend a roundtbale at Lily's Place, the US first nonprofit infant recovery center that provides services to parents and families dealing with addiction in Huntington, West Virginia, on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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US First Lady Melania Trump (C) prepares to board a plane at Joint Base Andrews near Washington on October 10, 2017. Melania Trump will fly to West Virginia to visit Lily's Place, the nation's first nonprofit infant recovery center that also provides services to parents and families dealing with addiction and notably opioid addiction. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump prepares to board a plane at Joint Base Andrews near Washington on October 10, 2017. Melania Trump will fly to West Virginia to visit Lily's Place, the nation's first nonprofit infant recovery center that also provides services to parents and families dealing with addiction and notably opioid addiction. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to board a plane at Joint Base Andrews near Washington on October 10, 2017. Melania Trump will fly to West Virginia to visit Lily's Place, the nation's first nonprofit infant recovery center that also provides services to parents and families dealing with addiction and notably opioid addiction. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump lead a moment of silence with White House staff in remembrance of those lost during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Trump is presiding over his first 9/11 commemoration on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive n Corpus Christi, Texas on August 29, 2017. President Donald Trump flew into storm-ravaged Texas Tuesday in a show of solidarity and leadership in the face of the deadly devastation wrought by Harvey -- as the battered US Gulf Coast braces for even more torrential rain. Four days after Harvey slammed onshore as a monster Category Four hurricane, turning roads to rivers in America's fourth-largest city, emergency crews are still racing to reach hundreds of stranded people in a massive round-the-clock rescue operation. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C) and First Lady Melania Trump (R) are welcomed by officials as they arrive in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 29, 2017. President Donald Trump flew into storm-ravaged Texas Tuesday in a show of solidarity and leadership in the face of the deadly devastation wrought by Harvey -- as the battered US Gulf Coast braces for even more torrential rain. Four days after Harvey slammed onshore as a monster Category Four hurricane, turning roads to rivers in America's fourth-largest city, emergency crews are still racing to reach hundreds of stranded people in a massive round-the-clock rescue operation. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive n Corpus Christi, Texas on August 29, 2017. President Donald Trump flew into storm-ravaged Texas Tuesday in a show of solidarity and leadership in the face of the deadly devastation wrought by Harvey -- as the battered US Gulf Coast braces for even more torrential rain. Four days after Harvey slammed onshore as a monster Category Four hurricane, turning roads to rivers in America's fourth-largest city, emergency crews are still racing to reach hundreds of stranded people in a massive round-the-clock rescue operation. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

FLOTUS dons a collaboration "designed by Hervé Pierre and Melania Trump" at the Inaugural Ball.

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FLOTUS turns to The Row and Derek Lam to watch the Super Bowl at Trump International Golf Club Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 5, 2017.

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Melania steps off Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport on February 10, 2017, in head-to-toe Michael Kors.

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US First Lady Melania Trump wears Calvin Klein as she tours the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida, on February 11, 2017, with and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (in Karl Lagerfeld) welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on February 15, 2017. 

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US First Lady Melania Trump wears Ralph Lauren for the White House for a luncheon on International Women's Day on March 8, 2017.

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Melania Trump donned Alice Roi while departing the White House on March 17, 2017.

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Melania Trump walks into the East Room dressed in The Row to attend an event celebrating Women's History Month on March 29, 2017.

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FLOTUS turns to Herve Pierre again for her meeting with Queen Rania of Jordan on April 5, 2017.

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The first lady arrives in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017 in a patterned, belted black dress.

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Melania Trump hosts China's first lady in a subtly altered $5,500 red Valentino dress.

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FLOTUS sports a Hermes scarf while visiting the Bak Middle School of the Arts on April 7, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

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US First Lady Melania Trump leaves the annual Easter Egg Roll in a pale pink sleeveless tea-length dress by Herve Pierre.

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Melania visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on April 22, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland in a short, tan trenchcoat and black pants.

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The first lady wears a navy blue suit with a large belt on her birthday on April 26, 2017.

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Melania wears a white eyelet dress as she takes part in a ribbon cutting for the Healing Garden at the Children's National Medical Center on April 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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FLOTUS walks into the East Room for an event for military mothers on National Military Spouse Appreciation Day at the White House May 12, 2017, wearing wide-legged black trousers and a crisp white blouse. 

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First lady Melania Trump walks across the South Lawn on May 19, 2017, wearing an orange leather skirt by Hervé Pierre.

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US First Lady Melania Trump chats with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on May 20, 2017 in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit.

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First Lady Melania Trump visits the American International School in the Saudi capital Riyadh on May 21, 2017 in a Ralph Lauren shirtdress and Saint Laurent belt.

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Melania Trump wearing Michael Kors during an official welcoming ceremony on Trump's arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport on May, 22 2017 near Tel Aviv, Israel 

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The first lady lays a wreath during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum on May 23, 2017, wearing Roksanda.

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Melania Trump wears a white fit-and-flare dress as she departs from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on May 23, 2017.

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Melania disembarks from Air Force One at Fiumicino international Airport in an all-black ensemble on May 24, 2017.

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First Lady Melania Trump wears a Dolce & Gabbana dress and a black veil during a visit with Pope Francis on May 24, 2017 in Vatican City, Vatican. 

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Melania Trump arrives at the Melsbroek Military Airport in Steenokkerzeel on May 24, 2017 wearing a Michael Kors gingham coat dress.

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US First Lady Melania Trump arrives to visit the Queen Fabiola Children's Hospital on May 25, 2017 in a custom Maison Ullens leather suit.

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Melania Trump attends the official reception for the partners of the NATO chiefs at the Royal Castle of Laeken, wearing a black lace Dolce & Gabbana dress.

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US First Lady Melania Trump arrives for a visit at the Chierici Palace City Hall of Catania on May 26, 2017 in Sicily, wearing a $51,500 floral Dolce & Gabbana jacket.

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Melania Trump dons Dolce & Gabbana again as she attends the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra on May 26, 2017 at the ancient Greek Theater in Taormina, Sicily.

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The first lady wears Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Louboutin at Naval Air Station Sigonella on May 27, 2017.

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First lady Melania Trump returns to the White House on May 27, 2017 in white culottes and a mint green cardigan.

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First Lady Melania Trump walks on stage in Monique Lhuillier during the annual gala at the Ford's Theatre to honor President Abraham Lincoln's legacy, on June 4, 2017.

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FLOTUS wears wide-legged brown trousers and carries her Hermès Birkin handbag as she walks from Marine One across the South Lawn on June 11.

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Melania Trump opts for flat, a shirt dress by Gabriela Hearst and a Michael Kors belt as she departs the White House for Camp David, June 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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Melania crosses the South Lawn after arriving at The White House on June 18 in olive green J Brand Maria fitted pants, Manolo Blahnik sandals and a white Céline tote.

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Melania Trump leaves the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on June 14, 2017 in Washington D.C.

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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump poses in Michael Kors for photographs with Lorena Castillo Garca de Varela, first lady of Panama, near the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 19, 2017. 

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First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Congressional picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22 in a Mary Katrantzou dress.

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The first lady turns heads in Emilio Pucci while meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 26.

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Melania Trump welcomes South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jeong-sook to the White House on June 29, 2017 in a Roland Mouret dress and Christian Louboutins.

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First Lady Melania Trump arrives in New Jersey to spend a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club on June 30, 2017, wearing a high-waisted patterned skirt, a tucked-in white blouse and matching white pumps.

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FLOTUS joins in the singing of the National Anthem at a Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Esteban Cortazar.

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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump wears Valentino pants and Manolo Blahniks as she departs with President Donald Trump for travel to Poland and the upcoming G-20 summit on July 5, 2017.

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Melania Trump wears DVF as she arrives in Warsaw, Poland on July 5, 2017.

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FLOTUS turns heads in Delpozo as she arrives at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 6, 2017.

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The first lady poses in a flapper-style Michael Kors number prior to a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7, 2017.

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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump wears Jil Sander, Bottega Veneta and Manolo Blahniks as she's greeted by Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz at a town hall during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 8, 2017.

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Melania Trump walks to Marine One while departing from the White House on July 12, 2017, wearing black wide-legged trousers and a blazer.

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FLOTUS arrives in Paris in Dior on July 13, 2017. 

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Thinking back to his inaugural night selfie request with the First Lady, Pierre said, "Then the President walked in and saw her for the first time. He said, 'Whoa, that's really gorgeous.' Then I let her go and had a bite downstairs at the White House because I couldn't eat for hours before. I was too nervous."

While he continues to consult with FLOTUS, Pierre is also setting the groundwork for his own house. In the preliminary round of talks with investors about launching a signature collection, Pierre said he may introduce 10 dresses or so as early as December for pre-fall. "I'm just in the early stages of sketching and will see if I can afford the fabrics. For a September show, it used to be 200 pieces and we would start a month or two before. So to do 10 dresses..."

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