Jill Biden Is Media’s New Fashion Queen
Jill Biden Is Media’s New Fashion Queen
No one is even trying to hide their biases anymore. On one hand, that’s a good thing, because it allows for more transparency in media.
On the other hand, it makes people look really, really stupid. There has been a monumental amount of squeeing over new First Lady Jill Biden (yes, that’s DOCTOR Biden to you peasants) and her wardrobe choices for the day. Jill Biden is now being credited with “bringing American fashion back into the White House.”
See for yourself.
Dr. Biden is bringing American fashion back into the White House starting with this subtle sparkly coat ✨ https://t.co/e0R0R0v1O1
— Refinery29 (@Refinery29) January 20, 2021
Now, I like fashion details as much as the next person, but this is a bit much.
The ensemble was made by New York-based up-and-coming designer Markarian. It was crafted out of wool tweed in a dreamy shade of blue — most likely a nod to the Democratic party regaining power. Dr. Biden wore a silk mask of the same color to complete the look. Her coat, which featured a velvet collar and cuffs in a darker shade of blue, was adorned with Swarovski crystals — a statement of sartorial optimism from the new First Lady. The tapered chiffon dress she wore underneath was also adorned with dainty floral designs made out of Swarovski pearls and crystals.”
Because nothing says “average Joe from Scranton” like having your wife decked out in Swarovski crystals. That totally screams “optimism.”
Dr. Biden’s choice to support Markarian, which was founded by O’Neill in 2017 and includes both ready-to-wear pieces and bridal looks, only adds fuel to the rumors that, like Michelle Obama, the new First Lady plans to use her position to uplift American fashion designers. Obama famously wore Jason Wu at the Inaugural Ball in 2009, thus launching his namesake brand into the limelight. Throughout President Obama’s two terms in office, she continued wearing items from rising American brands, quickly making them household names. Dr. Biden followed suit during her husband’s campaign, recycling a fall ‘17 dress by 2020 CFDA American Womenswear Designer of the Year winner Gabriela Hearst, a New York-based designer known for her dedication to sustainability. On the eve of the Inauguration, Dr. Biden wore the purple “Unity” coat and dress from New York-based designer Jonathan Cohen’s fall ‘21 collection to a COVID-19 memorial.”
All that’s to say, New York designers should prepare themselves. The First Lady appears to be on a mission to bring American fashion to the White House — and with brands suffering during the pandemic, having a visual reminder that blue skies are ahead is very much needed right now.”
There are two really glaring issues that are being shoved in the face of the readers right now. The first one is so obvious, and it’s obvious because people have memories that last longer than 24 hours.
The last first lady was literally a model and designer.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 20, 2021
For those of us who are more than four years old, we can clearly remember Melania Trump getting Vanity Fair covers and Vogue photospreads during her time as First Lady. Oh wait, scratch that. It never happened. After all, what makes a woman truly fashion-forward and an icon to be glamorized isn’t her looks or what she’s wearing. It’s the “R” or the “D” that follows her name or her husband’s name. It wasn’t that Melania Trump wasn’t an elegant and fashionable First Lady, it’s that her last name was Trump, which means that she was, by association, Orange Man Wife Bad.
Also, notice the truly ugly undercurrent running through the phrasing of the article. “Bring American fashion to the White House.” First, many American designers OPENLY REFUSED to dress Melania Trump. So, clearly it’s Melania’s fault that she wasn’t promoting American fashion. Second, the insertion of “American” in that phrase is a subtle reminder that Melania Trump is not a native-born American citizen, and it smells of the xenophobia that the left always likes to scream about. Remember, Melania Trump was endlessly mocked for her accent, and the fact that she speaks five languages meant nothing to an American press who routinely bitches and moans about the great unwashed serfs of flyover America who can barely speak English.
How many languages does educated woman Dr. Jill Biden speak? We don’t know, because shut up she is the new FASHION KWEEN.
Unless the media decides that Kamala Harris is the new fashion queen, because she already got a Vogue cover… even though it had to have a stupid controversy over “which photo did we agree to?” to go with it.
And apparently today’s power move was wearing purple.
Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama all chose purple today. 💜https://t.co/E8jQtQ2oZb
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) January 20, 2021
Seems no one told Jill Biden that, but given the absolute drooling prose that she was given, it’s likely not a big deal. Yet. I’m not sure that the personalities of Jill Biden and Kamala Harris are going to mesh well, considering that they are fighting for the same position in Joe’s ear.
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Featured image: First Lady Jill Biden, official White House portrait, public domain