Designer of Ann Romney’s $1K Shirt Says It’s Off The Rack

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    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/designer-of-ann-romneys-1k-shirt-its-off-the-rack/ :cuckoo:

    CHANTILLY, Va. — The fashion house that makes the nearly $1,000 blouse worn by Ann Romney on morning television earlier this week tells ABC News that they had nothing to do with the wardrobe choice, remarking that they’d prefer to stay out of politics.
    “We had nothing to do with it,” a rep for designer Reed Krakoff said. “She must have bought it from Saks or Bergdorf’s, we definitely didn’t send it to her.”
    “It’s 100 percent a Reed Krakoff shirt, but we 100 percent didn’t send it to her,” the rep added. ”We don’t get involved politically.”
    The shirt, an item in the label’s 2012 Spring/Summer collection, retails for $990, and for those shopping, is called the “The Reed Audubon Silk Shirt.”
    The price of the shirt was first reported by the style blog Stylite.com.
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    And junk in her trunk Michelle pays how much for shoes?
     
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    I think Mrs Romney can afford to buy that blouse.

    She may have worn it knowing the designer woudl get a kick out of seeing his design on her.

    NOT AN ISSUE
     
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    Is this meant to be a criticism? What does anyone care what a person pays for their clothes? If you can afford fine clothing, good for you.
     
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    In a year Ann Romney doesn't spend as much on clothes as one shopping spree by the Golden Yeti. The difference is, Ann probably pays for her own clothes, the Golden Yeti shifts as much of her expenses as she can to the taxpayers.
     
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    If she bought it at a store then it is indeed off the rack so what's your problem?

    I'm sure some of Michele's clothes cost the same or more than $1000
     
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    The wealth-envy stooges on the left don't think it's fair at all. I kinda like listening to them squawk about it though. Makes me feel like running out and buying another expensive imported car.
     
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    Michelle pays for her own clothing just as other first ladies have only her taste is much better. Since she has been on this health kick, she looks marvelous in those designer clothes too.

    Stop lying, you don't know shit about anything much here.
     
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    I wonder if the guy working at the factory that made the shirt would agree with that mentality...or the janitor that cleans up at the factory...or the truck driver that transports those shirts...or gal in the store that sells those shirts...or the guy at the factory that makes the bags they put those shirts in...

    You get the idea. Wealth envy is illogical and antithetical to supporting workers.
     
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    OMG. Why is Anne Romney slumming? What the hell?

    They've got the bucks. We can't have Mrs. Romney looking like a "rack" person. Sheesh.

    She's got to step up her game to match Michelle's exquisite (most of the time) and fabulously expensive wardrobe?

    I personally liked this ensemble by the First Lady. Her cardigan sets start at just a measly $2,000, from L'Wren Scott.

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    Quite lovely.

    The first closet has increasingly become a subject of interest since Michelle Obama swept fashionably into the White House in her Jason Wu ball gown.

    Yesterday, Ann Romney&#8217;s clothes stole the spotlight as she wore a fashionable top on Tuesday for an appearance with her husband on CBS &#8220;This Morning.&#8221; Politico reported that the Reed Krakoff shirt would &#8220;cost you a pretty penny,&#8221; at $990.

    But Mrs. Romney will need to step up her fashion game if she wants to fill the shoes of Mrs. Obama.

    In March, the first lady visited her British counterpart Samantha Cameron wearing a L&#8217;Wren Scott sweater in a trendy bright yellow hue. The embellished cardigan costs $2,720.

    Obama, widely regarded as a fashion icon, likes the brand so much that she wore a peach cardigan from the same line last week during the Take Your Child to Work Day festivities.

    The next day, she wore another sweater from L&#8217;Wren Scott, this one white with red trim from the Spring 2011 ready to wear collection, for a visit to Fort Stewart with the president.

    She has been a fan of the brand&#8217;s cardigans since at least 2010, when she wore this black and white number to a childhood obesity event.

    The first lady&#8217;s favorite embellished cardigans from L&#8217;Wren Scott range from $2,095 to $3,320.


    Come on Mrs. Romney! Step up your game!
     

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