Liberal Media: Michelle Obama Is Totally Not Out of Touch in that $6,800 Shirt

Posted: Jul 30, 2012 1:03 PM

Remember when the Washington Post slammed Ann Romney and called Mitt Romney's presidential campaign "out of touch" after she wore a $990 shirt during an interview with CBS?

Does Ann Romney wear her $990 designer shirt while driving one of her two Cadillacs?

The very wealthy Mitt and Ann Romney have often been painted as out of touch with average Americans. Ann’s pricey shirt will not help her husband change those perceptions, no matter how many Laundromat photo ops are on the campaign’s daily itinerary.

On Tuesday Ann wore a colorful silk T-shirt with a large bird print by Reed Krakoff during an interview with her and her husband on CBS’s “This Morning.” Fashion blogs quickly tracked down the “The Reed Audubon Silk Shirt” and noted the whopping price tag.


Well, Michelle Obama showed up to the Olympics in a $6,800 shirt and WAPO is calling her outfit "fit for a Queen." Not out of all.

Michelle Obama has been criticized for not dressing up enough for Queen Elizabeth II, so she stepped up her game Friday night at an Olympics reception for heads of state at Buckingham Palace. The first lady wore a very fancy J. Mendel capsleeve jacket — “white viscose techno crepe tailored jacket with overlapped side panels and silver embroidery” from the 2013 Resort collection, according to a press release from the company. It’s not in stores yet, but high-end retailer Moda Operandi listed the jacket at a princely $6,800. The White House declined to comment.

Also, remember when Democrats threw a fit over the RNC buying $150,000 worth of clothing for Sarah Palin? Clothing she later donated to charity?

A spokeswoman for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says the campaign will donate to charity some $150,000 in clothing and accessories the Republican National Committee has purchased for the Alaska governor.

H/T Media Research Center