Hillary Clinton has a plan to fix economic inequality. If elected president, she’ll give working families a raise and implement tax reliefs, create jobs by investing in infrastructure, and crack down on corporate loopholes. But the presumptive Democratic nominee is currently under fire for being a part of the problem — not the solution. A new report from the New York Post has revealed that during a speech in April, during which she detailed her plan to close the wage gap, Clinton was wearing a jacket worth $12,495.
The red tweed coat comes from Italian design house Giorgio Armani and is just one of many statement pieces in Clinton’s wardrobe. Known for her pantsuits, she has reportedly spent the past few months rehabilitating her appearance, having hired image consultant Kristina Schake, who was supposedly tasked with making Clinton more relatable and formerly worked with Michelle Obama.
Although, as many have noted, sporting a single article of clothing that costs about as much as the annual salary of one minimum-wage worker is far from accessible.
It should be noted that the money for Clinton’s fashions are most likely coming out of her personal funds, according to MarketWatch. Others have come to Clinton’s defense, pointing out the fact that Republican opponent Donald Trump spends thousands on custom suits. Additionally, his wife, Melania Trump, often wears designer items from the same brands Clinton shops.
Clinton is far from the first politician to get flak for her high-end outfit choices. Michele Obama, a fan of J.Crew and Target, likes to mix these mass brands with $540 Lanvin sneakers. Her daughters, Sasha and Malia, even wore $20,000 dresses at a recent state dinner at the White House. In 2008, Sarah Palin was criticized for a $150,000 makeover from Alaskan governor to potential vice president.