The senator has the most colorful and controversial wardrobe on the political scene. We analyze the style of Kyrsten Sinema
When talking about the surprising new official uniform of the entire PSOE , the other day we also mentioned the case of the activist and podcaster Gin Martin , who decided to refuse to wear looks that would make her melt into the background. In the same way that when Angela Merkel faces powerful figures she chooses red blazers , there are political figures who refuse to build a discreet ‘working’ wardrobe. The double standards that govern the universe of politics (and which one does not?) Do applaud those who wear colorful ‘bodycon’ dresses, as is the case of Donald Trump’s political commentator and press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany , who far from bet on sober tweed ‘twin sets’, made the color and fitted silhouettes of The Chiara Boni La Petit Steal your hallmarks.
Taking into account that her figure fit perfectly with that of the former president’s entourage (Kayleigh is slim, tanned and it is evident that she does not skip her appointments with her trusted hairdresser, aspects that for Donald Trump are essential), no one threw her into face its subtle stridencies. After all, as Margaret Atwood told in an interview with ‘BBC Two’, “politics is hell, but for women it is twice as much, because they not only have to hold a position, but also have a good hairstyle” .
Hillary Clinton has also pointed out on more than one occasion that although fashion is important, the words of those who wear any design are more so, and yet the aspect that has made Kyrsten Sinema become one of the most important politics. examined are not his actions, but his eye-catching wardrobe. The controversial senator is the first woman to represent Arizona in the Senate and is the first openly bisexual senator, and in recent weeks her political decisions have generated anger, surprise and disdain to a citizenry who, if they had paid attention to their wardrobe, would would have realized that Kyrsten has not come to the world of politics to follow the established rules.
As style coach Lauren A. Rothman, who has worked for 20 years advising members of Congress, explains to the ‘New York Times’, the senator’s outfits are part of the new political mindset, which has realized that her looks are constantly communicating messages without the need to speak and the importance that an image can have on social networks, even more than on television. “Therefore, they have to think all the time about what they want to have with non-verbal tools, such as their style.” The senator did not hesitate during confinement to wear all kinds of impossible colored wigs (her favorites cost about ten euros) to make a plea in favor of social distancingand show America that it was not necessary to go to their beauty salons in the middle of a pandemic, and they have not thought twice about it when they appear in the Senate wearing a pink sweater that says ‘Dangerous Creature’. A clip uploaded to social networks shows the moment when Senator Mitt Romney tells him that he is “breaking the internet” because of his top. Your answer? “Well!”.
Kyrsten Sinema , the American politician who has revolutionized the fashion codes in the political sphere , is aware that her wardrobe is sometimes meme meat, which has become the perfect communication weapon of pop culture, of fashion and now politics. When CNN Congressional reporter Elizabeth Landers uploaded an image of the senator dressed in a look worthy of ‘A Very Legal Blonde’, the internet lost its head.
Kyrsten usually wears trainers, leather or suede over-the-knee boots with minidresses, something that disloys the most misogynistic and the most conservative and makes it clear that Sinema traces her own path in fashion and, of course, in her political decisions.
As Richard Ford points out in ‘Dress codes: How the laws of fashion changed history’, the senator is in charge of giving a feminine touch to the wardrobe of the most powerful. Pink wigs paired with tight mini dresses with huge pastel flowers, silver fitted dresses and ‘cape dresses’ are some of the looks that Krysten struggles with to change the style norms of the world of politics. If he lived in Spain, he would rather wear designs by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada to give his speeches than by Pedro del Hierro .
While Kamala Harris has decided that dark colored suits reign in her wardrobe to prevent her image from overshadowing her speech, the senator wants to change things so that women can stop holding back on their personal style to go unnoticed. In the same way that it celebrates ‘breaking the internet’, we celebrate that a political figure struggles to transform the specters of power by making use of fashion, which makes it increasingly clear that it has very little banal.
She and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are two of the political forces that best demonstrate this and most eagerly celebrate the communicative power of fashion. In the same way that women no longer want to restrain their voices, they also do not want to silence their style.
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