Do bugger off Love

Kamala Harris has been criticised for wearing clothes by Dolce & Gabbana, a luxury fashion brand which has attracted controversy over clothing and advertising seen to be racially offensive.

The new US vice-president wore a polo-necked wool jumper from the Italian fashion house during a lunch with President Joe Biden; a grey checked blazer and trouser suit when swearing in the treasury secretary, Janet Yellen; and a chevron jumper when Biden signed executive orders in the White House.

In a series of posts on Instagram, Vittoria Vignone, who runs the popular Kamala’s Closet, a website which has charted Harris’s outfit choices, asked: “Was it an oversight on the part of her team?

“It’s possible but also incredibly sloppy. They could and should be better, especially after the triumphs of last week. The timing of this so soon after her inaugural choices championed lesser-known American designers of colour is awful no matter how you look at it.”

On the other hand, we do have proof here that strong independent and modern women are interested in the major and important issues of the day, no? None of that obsessing over clothes and fripperies.

Further, think on it, that basic assumption that an adult woman has a team to pick clothes from her closet for her.

17 thoughts on “Do bugger off Love”

  1. D&G’s bought by the sort of women like wearing the labels on the outside of their clothes. How very black. How very reassuring to the “wimmin of color” demographic

  2. I’d imagine that’s a faux assumption, passes for politesse in the fashion world, to enable Flunkeys to cop it rather than the principal. But it’s fun to imagine a Jeeves like character posted by the wardrobe and have Kamala notice a disapproving out of place eyebrow hair as she selects a Hugo Boss johdpur trouser suit.

  3. A question. Why do black women have nose surgery to erase negroid features but black men don’t? Can anyome name one black dude who has had a nose job?

  4. Jussi – There’s a strange fold in the bridge of David Lammy’s nose which might be as a result of a nose job though it might equally have been caused by his concentrating so hard on Mastermind.

  5. “Designers of colour”? I’ve never heard of that item of clothing. How does one wear a colour? Is it like a thneed? It doubles as a hat, a scarf, a belt, a jumper, nightwear, daywear?

    What do I know? Me, I’m just a designer of computer software.

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    Kamala Harris has been criticised for wearing clothes by Dolce & Gabbana, a luxury fashion brand which has attracted controversy over clothing and advertising seen to be racially offensive.

    I am actually highly sympathetic to this argument. Although I notice that they are criticising D&G for racism and not their homophobia – they said that a family was not made up of two Gay men, their rent boy and poodle but a man and a woman. Making them easily my favourite Gay Italian fashion designers. (It was a tough choice mind you)

    But in the end, why is Kamala culturally appropriating D&G threads? I would like to see her in a Shalwaz Kameez and/or a Dashkini.

  7. Kamala was also seen getting involved with the Democratic Party, BLM, Women’s March and other racist/anti-Semitic organizations.

  8. Kamala was also seen getting involved with the Democratic Party, BLM, Women’s March and other racist/anti-Semitic organizations.

    Yeah, but that was just for the election and the “unacceptable fringe elements” (i.e. unacceptable to the Israelis) have now been disowned until they need to be brought back out to riot again in Summer 2024.

    I’m sure the Israelis understand this.

    A question. Why do black women have nose surgery to erase negroid features but black men don’t? Can anyome name one black dude who has had a nose job?

    I thought Kamala was or South Asian Indian origin (as opposed to the North American Indian version)?

  9. I thought Kamala was or South Asian Indian origin

    IIRC, one half south Asian (I couldn’t tell you what particular persuasion), one half Jamaican – so originally west African.

  10. Is ‘team’ the modern way of saying ‘servants.’

    Perhaps it just goes without saying that only the loathsome deplorables have to choose their own clothes.

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