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WWD has put together an impressive gallery of 34 sketches submitted by designers for Michelle Obama's Inaugural gown (a handful are galleried above), from Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Monique Lhuillier, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac Posen and many more big names. But not everyone was keen to share their designs.