A scented Melania Trump doll? Social media thinks designer toy is first lady look-alike

To celebrate his fragrance’s one-year anniversary, fashion designer Jason Wu went back to his roots and designed a doll. “I started my career designing dolls about 15 years ago, and it was my first career before fashion,” Wu told WWD. The $380 limited-edition doll, which is already sold out after landing on Net-a-Porter last week, comes with a 3-ounce bottle of Wu’s signature fragrance — and it’s not the scent that has social media buzzing.

The doll, which comes dressed in a miniature version of a gown Wu designed for model and the fragrance spokesperson Lily Aldridge, bears a striking resemblance to first lady Melania Trump, and Instagram users were quick to notice. “She is beautiful! She looks like Melania Trump, too.” commented one user, while another asked, “Melania, is that you?” The folks at Diet Prada, an Instagram account known for calling the faux pas of the fashion world, shared a side-by-side of Melania Trump with the Jason Wu fragrance doll with the caption, “@jasonwu released what appears to be a Melania Trump doll lol.” Whether or not the doll was inspired by Trump remains to be seen, but Wu is no stranger to first ladies.

The designer’s popularity spiked when first lady Michelle Obama wore one of his designs to the 2009 inaugural ball. Wu continued to dress Obama for major events, including her second inaugural ball in 2013 and her final appearance as first lady in 2017. While he hasn’t dressed current first lady Melania Trump, she donned one of his designs last summer. When asked about the pinstriped dress Trump wore, he told Page Six, “She purchased a dress from a store, and I think she looked lovely in it.” He added,  “I think it’s something I’m quite open about. Dressing people is my job, so I’m happy to dress any and all people. It’s kind of part of what I do. I’m not a politician, so for me, it’s not my place to judge anybody based on political beliefs.”

Check out the FLOTUS' most controversial outfits below

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A history of Melania Trump's most controversial outfits

Melania Trump tried her hand at gardening for the second time to plant an Eisenhower Oak at the White House in August. The $4000 skirt and sky-high Louboutin heels she wore to dig soil sent the internet aflame. 

"Melania is launching her new line of Gardening Attire, accompanied by the standard 4-inch heels," joked one Twitter user. 

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FLOTUS stepped out on August 20th in Maryland to promote her Be Best initiative and discuss cyberbullying. To the event, she wore the once-controversial pussy-bow blouse -- the same style she sported during the 2016 presidential debate after the Access Hollywood leak. 

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Arguably her most controversial outfit yet, Melania sported a jacket emblazoned with the words "I Really Don't Care Do You" to visit migrant children separated from their parents in Texas. The Zara jacket retails for $39.

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Melania arrived at POTUS' State of the Union at the start of the new year in a white Dior pantsuit. Many members of Congress chose to wear black in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and in protest of the Trump administration: Melania stood out in all white. 

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Following Ivana Trump's controversial interview in October, Melania donned an emerald green shirtdress from British brand Cefinn to an official visit to Lily's Place to visit with families affected by addiction. It's the first non-profit infant recovery center in the world. 

The dress was designed by former first lady of Britain Samantha Cameron. Is she reminding everyone of her status? 

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Alongside President Trump, FLOTUS arrived in Vegas in October to pay their respects to the 50 victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Her all-black, closed-off look drew some major criticism on Twitter. 

"I'm making a public plea to Melania Trump: stop with the sunglasses (and the heels at disaster areas)," one Twitter user wrote.

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Twitter had a lot to say about this picture of FLOTUS getting down and dirty in the garden established by former first lady Michelle Obama. 

Her $1380 Balmain shirt wasn't the most appropriate choice for the event.

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Though this photo was taken at the White House Congressional Picnic in June, the Trumps tweeted a photo from the event to wish the country a happy Labor Day the following September. 

"We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel," POTUS wrote. Ironically, Melania's dress was designed by Mary Katrantzou, a Greek-born British designer. Twitter had *a lot* to say. 

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Off to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Melania made headlines when she boarded Air Force One in sky-high stilettos.

"God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes," wrote one Twitter user.

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FLOTUS turned heads in a $51,500 floral jacket by Dolce & Gabbana for the G7 summit in Italy. 

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While visiting Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial, Melania sported a white sleeveless dress. Twitter wasn't happy with her sporting bare shoulders at the memorial.

Wrote one user, "Melania cover your arms up, show some respect."

"Geez. The lambasted Michelle Obama for baring her arms and her is Melania Trump in conservative Israel with a sleeveless dress," said another. 

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Just days after President Trump landed in hot water following the leaked Access Hollywood recordings, Melania sported a pussy bow shirt to the second presidential debates.

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