Ivanka Trump wears French designer dress to Congress: Hypocrisy or fake news?

Though President Donald Trump's first address to the Congress was seen as an attempt to calm overwrought nerves, a more relevant and pressing issue caught people's attention: Ivanka Trump's fuchsia Roland Mouret dress that she wore to the joint session of Congress.

Sohini Chakravorty March 02, 2017 14:19:29 IST
Ivanka Trump wears French designer dress to Congress: Hypocrisy or fake news?

The Americans have a lot to get angry about — rising racial tensions and hate crimes, the new administration's immigration policy, Kellyanne Conway, Melissa McCarthy Sean Spicer, the fact that after vowing to repeal Obamacare, the president of the country makes this rather half-witted admission — "It’s an unbelievably complex subject, nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Though President Donald Trump's first address to the Congress was seen as an attempt to calm overwrought nerves, a more relevant and pressing issue caught people's attention: Ivanka Trump's fuchsia Roland Mouret dress that she wore to the  joint session of Congress.

Here's the offending dress.

Getting ready to leave The White House with @realdonaldtrump as he prepares to address Congress #JointSession

A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on

A handful outraged about how Ivanka could make this heinous fashion faux pas by wearing a cocktail dress to a rather formal event, others pointed out that her wearing a French designer's creation is a clear departure from Trump's 'Buy American, and Hire American!' policy. Some even had problems with the bra strap sticking out of the $3,000 off-shoulder dress.

During his speech, Trump made this forceful appeal:

"To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure of the United States — financed through both public and private capital — creating millions of new jobs. This effort will be guided by two core principles: buy American and hire American."

The good people on Twitter pointed out that when Trump is harping on 'buy American and hire American', Ivanka's fashion choice reeked of hypocrisy. Yes, they got it all from one dress. Many recalled former first lady Michelle Obama's sartorial choices who always promoted upcoming American designers and put them in the spotlight. It's, however, time to remind them that even Michelle came under a scrutiny over some bizarre fashion charges. After her first official photoshoot as the first lady, she was criticised for showing off her bare arms. Some even speculated why she decided to go sleeveless in freezing winter and whether it was going to be her signature style statement. Must have been a slow news day.

Here are some Twitter reactions:

Dad said Buy American so Ivanka wore a French designer's dress #hypocrisyhttps://t.co/ehLQWEiOfe

— Impudent Cat (@ImpudentCat) March 1, 2017

The dress could be a game changer for the Trump family considering that many Trump products are manufactured overseas. They could either embrace everything American or treat this as fake news. Or, we could all put the dress back in the closet.

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