Oh how a change in an administration can bring a sea change in opinion! And this gal, whose opinion really doesn’t matter to most of us, should have egg on that painted face now that we’ve uncovered her hypocrisy.
On August 29 Lynn Yeager wrote in Vogue:
“This morning, Mrs. Trump boarded Air Force One wearing a pair of towering pointy-toed snakeskin heels better suited to a shopping afternoon on Madison Avenue or a girls’ luncheon at Le Grenouille.”
While the nation is riveted by images of thousands of Texans wading with their possessions, their pets, their kids, in chest-high water, desperately seeking refuge; while a government official recommend that those who insist on sheltering in place write their names and social security numbers on their arms, Melania Trump is heading to visit them in footwear that is a challenge to walk in on dry land…
….What kind of message does a fly-in visit from a First Lady in sky-high stilettos send to those suffering the enormous hardship, the devastation of this natural disaster? And why, oh why, can’t this administration get anything, even a pair of shoes, right?”
Pretty cheeky stuff coming from a woman who looks like a clown makeup factory exposed on her face.
But in February of 2007 she had an entirely different view of folks who criticized the fashion choices of political female figures.
She wrote in the Village Voice:
“The country may be ready for a woman in high office, but can we shed its lurid fascination with the details of her wardrobe?…
The problem, in a nutshell, is this: Unlike their male counterparts, women politicians have no single way that they are expected to dress. Whatever you do, you’re wrong: You’re either too sexy or too dowdy; too soignee or too sloppy. The apparently irresistible desire to savage women transcends party and even international lines: Condi Rice’s butchy boots and her shopping trip to Ferragamo on Fifth Avenue (OK, so it was only a few days after Hurricane Katrina) were widely excoriated; Segolene Royal, the Socialist candidate for the presidency of France (if she wins, she’ll be that country’s first female head of state) was hammered for traipsing around the slums of Chile in spike heels…”
So, we obviously know that liberal bias doesn’t stop at the media threshold. Fashion has gladly taken up the cause, and with a lot less style.
H/T: Chicks On The Right