Hillary Clinton has had to modify much of her campaign message this primary season to accommodate Socialist Bernie Sanders and his rabid, class-warfare, “income inequality” rhetoric. But she hasn’t changed her rich taste in clothing.
According to multiple reports, while giving a victory speech after the New York primary in April, the former Secretary of State, wore a designer jacket from Georgio Armani valued at $12,495.
The New York Post has the scoop:
Hillary Clinton’s New York primary victory speech in April focused on topics including income inequality, job creation and helping people secure their retirement. It was a clear attempt to position herself as an everywoman.
She gave the speech in a $12,495 Giorgio Armani tweed jacket.
The polished outfit was in stark contrast to the fashion choices Clinton has made in the past. As first lady, Clinton wore frumpy pastel “skirtsuits.” As New York senator and secretary of state, she attempted a more serious look, wearing pantsuits in a rainbow of colors — so mocked that they sparked memes. In comparison to Michelle Obama, who’s become known as a style icon during her time in the White House and appeared on the cover of Vogue twice, Clinton has never been able to nail down a personal aesthetic that works for her.
That night in April, while wearing a jacket worth 5 figures, the presumptive Democratic Party’s nominee, who once claimed to be “dead broke” even though she and her husband, the former President were raking in millions of dollars, spoke in great detail about understanding the hardships Americans are suffering after 7 years of a Democrat in the White House:
Now, we all know—we all know many people who are still hurting. I see it everywhere I go. The Great Recession wiped out jobs, homes, and savings, and a lot of Americans haven’t yet recovered. But I still believe with all my heart that as another greater Democratic President once said, there’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured by what’s right with America. That is, after all, what we’ve always done. It’s who we are. America is a problem-solving nation. And in this campaign, we are setting bold progressive goals backed up by real plans that will improve lives, creating more good jobs that provide dignity and pride in a middle class life, raising wages and reducing inequality, making sure all our kids get a good education no matter what zip code they live in, building ladders of opportunity and empowerment so all of our people can go as far as their hard work and talent will take them.
Let’s revitalize places that have been left out and left behind, from inner cities to coal country to Indian country. And let’s put Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, including our failing water systems like the one in Flint, Michigan. There are many places across our country where children and families are at risk from the water they drink and the air they breathe. Let’s combat climate change and make America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. Let’s take on the challenge of systemic racism, invest in communities of color, and finally pass comprehensive immigration reform. And once and for all, let’s guarantee equal pay for women.
Let’s put HRH HRC’s clothing choice into perspective, shall we?
The median family income in America is just around $51,000. The cost of her jacket represents 3 full months of income for a typical American household.
A minimum wage worker would have to work 43 weeks at 40 hours per week to pay for Hillary’s jacket.
The cost of feeding a family of four in America is $146 per week, for a low-cost meal plan, according to USA Today. Hillary’s jacket could feed a family of four in America for over a year and a half (85 weeks).
But, don’t worry Bernie voters, she feels your pain.