Monday, January 10
Calling Trinny and Susannah to the White Courtesy Phone..
A post at Rising Hegemon on the Chimperor's measly $10,000 dollar contribution to the tsunami fund, contrasted with the cost of the inauguration, nudged me into checking into the price of the inaugural wardrobes of Laura Bush and the 'first" twins.
Here's a description of Laura's inaugural dresses, from the Washington Post:
"Carolina Herrera has designed a formal gown expected to be worn during the week's festivities, although not to the inaugural balls. Herrera created the graceful burgundy velvet and organza gown " ( see below) "that Bush wore to Buckingham Palace in 2003. Oscar de la Renta, whose clothes Bush wears regularly, has been tapped as well. Although the White House would not confirm it Thursday, he almost certainly has created the official inaugural gown as well as the swearing-in suit. De la Renta, one might recall, designed Hillary Clinton's second inaugural ball gown, which was a cascade of gold lace.And then there is designer Peggy Jennings, who has created a formal evening gown for Bush to wear to the candlelight dinners planned for Jan. 19, the evening before the inauguration. She has also designed a day dress and matching coat that will be worn during the week. (Notably absent from the list of designers is the Dallas-based Michael Faircloth, who created Bush's 2001 inaugural gown, a red sheath encrusted with Austrian crystals.)"
So I looked up the prices. Off the peg Carolina Herrera evening gowns cost $1500, and couture 4-5 times that. Oscar De La Renta couture evening gowns start at $6400. None of this includes accessories or internal scaffolding either: all in all I can't see Laura Bush's inaugural wardrobe totalling much less than 25,000 dollars. Gods, I hate that hypocritical, tranquillised bitch.
So, what will the twins be wearing?
"Barbara is set to wear a light pink leather jacket over a black-and-white wool houndstooth sheath dress with matching coat. Jenna will opt for something a tad trendier, stepping out in matching skirt andcoat of camel and ivory checks, with a mossy-green cashmere sweater featuring yellow and orange polka dots.Footwear for both is sexy, chic and like the designer clothing out of the price range of most teens.Mrs. Rose chose chic, all-the-rage Jimmy Choo pumps and slingbacksin snakeskin. One pair is a light camel-cashmere shade; the other is black."We kind of thought Jimmy Choo would be not so what-you-would-think," she says. "They are very classic with a twist."
Oh and btw, the suits for Not- and Jenna will cost around 1500 dollars each. Jimmy Choos cost around 500 dollars. Expect their evening dresses to be couture also, at around 5000 dollars each. So, just for the twins, (assuming they only have one evening dress each, which I doubt) that's roughly $14,000 total, $4,000 more than Daddy gave to those poor naked heathens. If they have a dress for each ball at $5000 a pop, that's $34,000 in total. Excluding additional evening shoes, bags, hairdressers and makeup artists (who can cost $4,500 a day plus $500 a day for an assistant) plus whatever they spend on booze and cocaine beforehand.
All that money spent and they still look like trailer trash. Couldn't Not-jenna afford a Wonderbra?
I do like that picture though, in a weird and sick sort of way. It shows just how the zygotes split on fertilisation: one half got all Laura genes, the other got all George. Jenna looks just like like her father in drag: she'd make a great pantomime dame. It's behind you.......
11/28/2004 - 12/05/2004