Who can forget Sarah Palin the style icon, who lit up the 2008 campaign trail with her pricey designer duds, Naughty Monkey shoes and those rimless Kawasaki glasses?
Nine years later, the former governor of Alaska has still got it. Palin, 53, was spotted at the White House on Wednesday evening in a lacy white off-the-shoulder top - a look that's still going strong as one of the hottest spring trends, according to nearly every fashion outlet.
The politician was reportedly invited to dinner by the president himself and told to "bring some friends." Naturally, she arrived with conservative rock stars Ted Nugent and Kid Rock in tow (that pair, however, was not nearly so stylish). On her website, she said of her guests, "Asked why I invited Kid Rock and Ted Nugent I joked, 'Because Jesus was booked.'" The dinner guests ate Baked Alaska for dessert, naturally, and then made faces in front of Hillary Clinton's White House portrait.
.@POTUS invited @SarahPalinUSA to dinner and told her to bring some friends pic.twitter.com/Okk6wVWpha
- Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 20, 2017
Back in her campaign heyday, Palin was a style trailblazer, a flashy foil to politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton who erred on the side of monochromatic ensembles. In addition to her rimless glasses, which sparked a trend all their own, she made a splash with red hot Naughty Monkey Double Dare pumps and electric pink blazers, which she purchased with her $150,000 clothing budget from the RNC.
During President Trump's campaign, her metallic fringe Milly bolero jacket was also the subject of much media attention, and was even worn by Tina Fey when she parodied her look on SNL.
The Palin fashion parade marches on.