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Friday, September 05, 2008

Cindy McCain's $300,000(?) outfit


From Vanity Fair
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/politics/2008/09/cindy-mccains-300000-outfit.html

we asked our fashion department to price out their outfits.
Laura Bush
Oscar de la Renta suit: $2,500
Stuart Weitzman heels: $325
Pearl stud earrings: $600–$1,500
Total: Between $3,425 and $4,325

Cindy McCain
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100

Wow! No wonder McCain has so many houses: his wife has the price of a Scottsdale split-level hanging from her ears.

(All prices except Laura’s shoes and Cindy’s watch are estimates, and the jewelry prices are based on the assumption that the pieces are real.)


I followed a couple of blog links to get back to this original source. The kicker is, of course, the last parenthetical remark: "jewelry prices are based on the assumption that the pieces are real."

Other than that, you have a $3,000 dress and $600 shoes -- and why the heck not? You're very rich and your husband's being nominated for president. It's not time to buy from J.C. Penney.