If one was to replicate the fashions of Cindy McCain and Laura Bush at the recent Republican National Convention, we would have to shell out a total of over $300,000. Can the masses relate to the wealth of the McCain’s or could it be a turnoff?
According to Vanity Fair, Cindy McCain’s RNC ensemble included $280,000 diamond earrings, a $3,000 Oscar de la Renta gown, a Chanel J12 watch valued at $4,500 and a pearl necklace that would cost between $11,000 - $25,000. Not to mention the snazzy designer shoes. Laura Bush glammed out at between $3,425 and $4,325.
To put this into perspective, Michelle Obama recently appeared on The View outfitted in a stylish ‘Black & White’ dress any one of us could buy for $148.
“One of the persistent memes in the Republican line of attack against Barack Obama is the notion that he is an elitist, whereas the G.O.P. represent real working Americans like Levi “F-in’ Redneck Johnston,” says Vanity Fair.