You've Got to Be Kidding: Media Praises Jill Biden For Bringing 'American Fashion Back Into the White House'

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I don’t usually comment much on fashion because it’s pretty much not my thing.

But I guess we all know what we inherently like and dislike and to be quite honest, nothing to do with politics, I thought Jill Biden’s coat at the inaugural was ugly as anything, a throwback to the fashion of the 1950s. It also seemed a bit heavy and ill-fitting as well.

But if no one had said anything else about it, it probably would have remained a thought in my head.

But then I saw Refinery 29 put out this tweet praising “Dr.” Jill Biden’s fashion choice with her sparkly coat.

Refinery praised that the coat had Swarovski crystals on it and they praised her use of an American designer.

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.

Do you notice something missing in those paragraphs? Indeed, it was missing throughout their story. There was no mention of Melania Trump which would be the normal thing to do. Instead they completely ignore her and compare Jill Biden to Michelle Obama. They literally want to erase Melania Trump.

Not to mention that Melania was a fashion model and was stunningly dressed throughout her time in the White House, despite the fact that the fashion mags pretty much ignored that because of their TDS. She frequently highlighted and supported American designers. So to say that Jill Biden is “bringing American fashion back into the White House” is a cut at Melania without mentioning her, but it’s also just out and out false. They should be ashamed of themselves, but it’s clear they’re not.

Had Melania worn Swarovski crystals, she would have been attacked by media for being “elitist.” But here, with Jill Biden they call the crystals “a statement of sartorial optimism from the new First Lady.” Yeah, no bias there at all.

Whether you like Donald Trump or not, you’re simply not an honest person or honest media if you don’t recognize that Melania wore stunning American fashion, despite the fact that some with TDS refused to dress her. She then went out of her way to find and recognize unknown or lesser known American designers. She was fond of wearing Herve Pierre, an American designer who she worked with for her own stunning inaugural outfit.

Rock on, Melania! You are seen even if not by Refinery.

HT: Twitchy