Hilary Clinton has come under fire for giving a speech about inequality in a Giorgio Armani jacket reportedly worth $12,495.
It has emerged the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee wore the tweed jacket during her victory speech in April in which she explored topics of income inequality, job creation and retirement schemes.
Clinton, who is known for her pantsuit collection, has hired a team of image experts which includes Michelle Obama’s former assistant Kristina Schake and has opted for higher end European fashion labels in recent months.
“She’s had to have spent in the six figures on this wardrobe overhaul,” Los Angeles-based political image consultant Patsy Cisneros told The New York Post.
But Clinton has stirred criticism for her choice of jacket on social media since reports emerged yesterday.
“Hilary Clinton is a total hypocrite,” Fox new contributor Richard Grenell wrote on Twitter.
Another user said, “Hillary's jacket is worth almost as much as the annual salary of one minimum wage worker”.
Although not all Twitter users have been negative, one said, “God forbid someone works hard and buys themselves nice things”.
In the past, Clinton’s choice of clothes have been widely mocked, with her colourful pantsuit collection prompting numerous memes.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has also been spotted in designer clothing and has been open about his penchant for Italian-made Brioni suits.
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