Oh Melania, don’t you know it’s cool to care? Regraming @ceciliethorsmark ‘s sentiments... Whoah, this is mental 😭 #flotus #melaniatrump
Read more by @melly_singer at SMH. And on @vogueaustralia where Hilary Weaver delivers this suitably stinging response: .
“Melania made a visit Thursday to the Mexican border, where she met with the staff at a detention centre for migrant children. On the way there, she made what appears to be a fashion faux-pas glaring enough to undo all the good optics. As she got on the plane at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, she wore a khaki army-style jacket that, thanks to some sleuthing from the Daily Mail, appears to be a Zara jacket reading, “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” on the back.”
My two-penneth: Melania is an immigrant herself & she bloody well should care, not least because so very many Americans are distressed over the immigration & child separation situation story unfolding there right now.
The commodification of punk / DIY /slogan customisation by a fast fashion brand is naff at best, but in the context of protest fashion: in 2018 that’s all about caring. Apathy is out. Purely looking at this from a fashion angle, what even is this? Melania is dressed like a teenaged 90s slacker skateboarder. Clothes do matter. They are powerful communication tools & this says: fuck you all. Not very first-lady-like.
#itsnotjustajacket #youreallyshouldcare #yeswecare