Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces a backlash over the wardrobe she wore on her Vanity Fair cover. Conservatives called on Ocasio-Cortez to name the prices of the clothing used for the December issue of the magazine, despite the fact that this clothing is often borrowed from designers.
We present our December cover star: Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! After two elections, the Congresswoman is still struggling and she is more sure of herself than ever before.
Read the @AOC cover story now. Photographed by Tyler Mitchell. https://t.co/xAbI0YAekC pic.twitter.com/lEeKmw5mGh
– VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 28, 2020
“AOC on the front page of Vanity Fair”. The dresses are estimated at $14,000,” was a tweet from Sunanda Vashisht on Wednesday evening. “I am so glad that the AOC upholds the long established hypocritical tradition of socialists who believe that socialism is for the poor while enjoying the fruits of capitalism.
“For the liberated, one last time,” Vashisht continued. “Here are the costs of the AOC checkroom. She is a politician, not a professional model, who cannot have a choice of clothes for a photo shoot. Why not wear clothes that the working class wears? Funny fact: A $2850 Loewe suit was ‘given’ to her and she gladly accepted it. Vashisht also included a picture of the prizes for the outfits worn by AOC, including slingbacks by Christian Louboutin and a $3,000 suit by Carolina Herrera.
On the shutter release, one last time: Here are the costs of the AOCâ€?s wardrobe.â€ She is a politician and not a professional model, who canâ€?t have a choice of clothes at a photo shoot.â€ Why not wear clothes worn by the working class.â€ Funny fact: A $2850 Loewe-costume was âgiftâ to her and she happily accepted it. pic.twitter.com/ERE3PwtcNX
– Sunanda Vashisht (@sunandavashisht) October 29, 2020
The Republican candidate for the Colorado Congress, Lauren Boebert, also called the AOC for her outfit. “I wonder what brand of socialism allows you to get a $14,000 suit for Vogue photo shoots. See you soon, Alexandria. I look forward to dismantling your socialist agenda in my finest Macy’s clothes like normal working people”.
I wonder what brand of socialism allows you to get a $14,000 suit for Vogue photo shoots. See you soon, Alexandria. I look forward to dismantling your socialist agenda in my finest Macy’s clothing like normal working people. https://t.co/KT2olZHqbq
– Lauren Boebert for the Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) October 29, 2020
Many defended the AOC and Vanity Fair, noting that the garments presented in magazine photo shoots are often borrowed from the designer and not bought by the person who models them. Hence the list of designers and the associated prices for people who want to buy what was worn.
“Do you know how things like magazine photo shoots work?” commented one user. “Do you think that these clothes belong to her? On the other hand, she worked her way through college, ran for office on an admirable platform, got elected and is now an incredibly influential progressive & a strong voice in Congress”.
Do you know how things like magazine photo shoots work? Do you think she owns these clothes? On the other hand, she worked her way through college, ran for office with an admirable program, was elected, and is now an incredibly influential progressive and a strong voice in Congress.
– Jamie Schler (@lifesafeast) October 29, 2020
“Do you REALLY not know that these are not your clothes? Back to Square One,” wrote another used one.
DO YOU REALLY NOT KNOW that these are not your clothes? Back to the beginning.
– Karen Bennett (@KarenBeChirico) October 29, 2020
“[Yes], people always wear their own clothes on the front pages of magazines, they burn themselves sick,” rebuked a third person. “She knows that the AOC did not buy the clothes for this shoot, does she? Please tell me she knows that,” wrote another person.
Yes, people always wear their own clothes on magazine covers, sick burns
– shauna (@goldengateblond) October 29, 2020
She knows that the AOC did not buy the clothes for this shooting, right? Please tell me she knows that.
– Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) October 29, 2020
“You realize that she neither bought nor keeps the clothes. She was wearing fashion for a fashion magazine. What would have made you happy? To wear paper towels?” someone asked.
You realize that she neither bought the clothes nor keeps them. She was wearing fashion for a fashion magazine. What would have made you happy? To wear paper towels?
– Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 29, 2020
“The AOC does not have the option of keeping the clothes from the Vanity Fair photo shoot,” said another user. “She could have worn Old Navy jeans and the GOP would still demonize her”.
AOC is not allowed to keep the clothes from the Vanity Fair photo shoot.
She could have worn Old Navy jeans, and the GOP would still demonize her.
– Litsa Dremousis (@LitsaDremousis) October 29, 2020
Tekk.tv asked the representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a comment and received no response at the time of publication.