Is Ann Romney’s Black Leather Biker-Babe Tonight Show Outfit worse than Mitt’s “47% comment”? A disgruntled observer of the fashion (and political ) scene posted this question on one of the many sites discussing Ann Romney and her leather Leno show get-up. Political affiliations will likely determine whether this pretty, 62 year old grandmother of 18 looks cool or is a country club chick gone wrong. My vote: She’s a strong candidate for What Not to Wear.
From NY Magazine’s The Cut:
Skirt: Part of a matching skirt-jacket combo, the skirt is made of more tiered leather, laser-cut to look like lace. It’s a confusing garment, resembling a three-way between a petticoat, a Black Swan–style tutu, and an S&M costume; it’s also quite a bit shorter than what we normally see her wearing, falling just above her knee when she’s standing and hitching up to miniskirt length when she sits down.
Shoes: Lacy and strappy, with high stiletto heels. She should’ve just gone all the way and busted out a pair of Louboutins. She surely has some kicking around somewhere on the second floor of one of her closets.
So, what was Ann trying to say with this outfit? Perhaps she’s hoping to appear a little younger, edgier, and more glamorous; she did tell Leno a story about “making a video” for Mitt (wink, wink) during his last presidential bid four years ago, in which she told him she’d “never do this again.” (Mitt’s answer: “You say that after every pregnancy!”) So she wears racy black leather and uses video equipment…”
Update: Charlotte Cowles, NY Magazine: Mormom Chat Forum On Ann Romney’s “Garments” ( or lack thereof):
Who Wore it Better: Marlon Brando 1953 (VIDEO) , Jim Morrison 1967 (VIDEO) and Elvis 1968 (VIDEO) :