Inauguration’s sartorial score: Trump clothes bad; Obama, Democrat clothes good

Inauguration’s sartorial score: Trump clothes bad; Obama, Democrat clothes good
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[Ed. – This whole thing is hilarious.]

Michelle Obama’s dress—a belted short-sleeve maroon dress by Jason Wu—was significant in its own way. For one, it spoke of the intersection of comfort and loyalty—Wu designed Mrs. Obama’s inaugural gown in 2009, and also the navy dress she wore to President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago—and for the other it spoke of a person at ease with herself.

The contrast between the stiff power dressing of Melania Trump and the ease and informality of Michelle Obama was crystallized in their fashion choices. Mrs. Obama’s dress was a graceful farewell to dressing the part, whereas Melania Trump’s was a klaxon for the kind of unashamed Dynasty glamor she will bring to the White House. …

The outgoing POTUS was, as ever, perfectly attired in slim suit and perfectly knotted and placed blue tie. In contrast, Trump glowered, and loomed over proceedings in a large overcoat. …

Elsewhere, power dressing covered both sides of the political aisle, with Hillary Clinton, Ivanka Trump, and Tiffany Trump all wearing head-to-toe white. …

If the color amplified Clinton’s message on Inauguration Day, it looked pallid on Ivanka and Tiffany. Sure, Ivanka looked gorgeous in her ivory, asymmetrical-cut jacket and pants by Oscar de la Renta, but the strategic choice seemed as surface as her feminism. Ivanka’s white was glamorous and chic; Clinton’s was stately and magnanimous.

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