Media Suddenly Takes Interest in the Price Tag of the Clothing of a Candidate’s Wife


Remember when Sarah Palin was hounded over the cost of her wardrobe during the 2008 election? People only seem to be interested in the cost of the clothing of Republican women. I don’t recall anyone paying much attention to the price tag of Michelle Obama’s clothes. They just gush over her arms, or her style. They showed very little interest in the $540 sneakers she wore to a soup kitchen. I don’t recall ABC News reporting that the First Lady has a fondness for sweaters that cost in the $2,000 to $3,000 range.

In March, the first lady visited her British counterpart Samantha Cameron wearing aL’Wren Scott sweater in a trendy bright yellow hue. The embellished cardigan costs$2,720.

Obama, widely regarded as a fashion icon, likes the brand so much that she wore a peach cardigan from the same line last week during the Take Your Child to Work Day festivities.

The next day, she wore another sweater from L’Wren Scott, this one white with red trim from the Spring 2011 ready to wear collection, for a visit to Fort Stewart with the president.

She has been a fan of the brand’s cardigans since at least 2010, when she wore this black and white number to a childhood obesity event.

The first lady’s favorite embellished cardigans from L’Wren Scott range from $2,095 to $3,320. Plain cashmere-blend cardigans from the brand start at $910. (Read More)

But now ABC News is very interested in the price tag of a blouse worn by Ann Romney.

The fashion house that makes the nearly $1,000 blouse worn by Ann Romney on morning television earlier this week tells ABC News that they had nothing to do with the wardrobe choice, remarking that they’d prefer to stay out of politics.

“We had nothing to do with it,” a rep for designer Reed Krakoff said. “She must have bought it from Saks or Bergdorf’s, we definitely didn’t send it to her.”

“It’s 100 percent a Reed Krakoff shirt, but we 100 percent didn’t send it to her,” the rep added. ”We don’t get involved politically.”

The shirt, an item in the label’s 2012 Spring/Summer collection, retails for $990, and for those shopping, is called the “The Reed Audubon Silk Shirt.”

The price of the shirt was first reported by the style blog

Mrs. Romney does not have a stylist, according to an aide with the Romney campaign, and is likely to have purchased the shirt on her own. (Read More)

Wow! Compared to Michelle Obama, Ann Romney is slumming. You see, it’s not just wildly expensive sweaters and shoes that Mrs. Obama likes to wear, as Gateway Pundit pointed out.

Last month at the Kids’ Choice Awards, Michelle Obama wore an outfit designed by New York-based, uber-expensive designer, Wes Gordon.  His clothing commands prices in thethousands of dollars and can only be found in the elite stores of the super wealthy.  If you enjoy spending more than $4,000 on a pair of shorts…yes that is three zeroes after the comma…then you might like this little jacket from one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers.  It’s a steal for only $2,250.  Of course, we never heard one peep out of the Liberal mainstream media on Michelle Obama’s high-priced clothing.

But, that all changed now that Mitt Romney has become the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

Hey, ABC News, how about a piece on the cost of Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe? Inquiring minds want to know. Bloggers have done your work for you, just follow the links.

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