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Does Elena Kagan’s ‘Frumpy’ Fashion Make Her Look Gay?

If the New York Times is going to put Elena Kagan in its Styles section, then the Washington Post isn’t going to be left out of wondering aloud whether Kagan is dressing all dykey.

Because the wardrobe of a future Supreme Court justice matters, the Post‘s fashion gal Robin Givhan declares Kagan’s dress “unabashedly conservative.” But don’t attack her for it: “The other men and women who have gone through this process have not been daring in their wardrobe choices either. There hasn’t even been a pair of artful eyeglass frames in recent memory.”

On the plus side, Kagan, while dressing “drab,” is at least trying to look a little bit fem.

But Kagan took the anti-style offensive several steps further. She put on rouge and lipstick for the formal White House announcement of her nomination, but mostly she embraced dowdy as a mark of brainpower. She walked with authority and stood up straight during her visits to the Hill, but once seated and settled during audiences with senators, she didn’t bother maintaining an image of poised perfection. She sat hunched over. She sat with her legs ajar.

Kagan made her debut as a U.S. Supreme Court nominee dressed in a hip-length emerald-green jacket, black underpinnings, sheer black hosiery, sturdy black pumps, a strand of pearls and matching earrings. Her style was tidy and conservative but with a generous sprinkling of frumpiness of the sort that federal Washington can’t resist — at least when in front of a camera’s intruding lens.

But at least she was WEARING HEELS! Pointed ones even, not those dowdy (and, let’s be honest, lesbian giveaway) square-toed awful things.

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7 Comments

  • Cam

    No, it doesn’t make her look gay. What makes her look gay is the paniced scambling of the White House and her friends desperately trying to say that she is straight. Not to mention that their evidence is that “Oh, back in law school we used to chat about which boys we liked” If they are THAT desperate, and she had ever dated ANY man, they would have found the guy and dragged his ass out for a press release and asked him stupid questions about how they met and what was their cutest moment together.

    So, she’s in her 50’s, not one ex boyfriend, everybody at Harvard seemed surprised that she is now closeted again? Yeah, I’d say THAT is what makes her look gay…….well, and those shoes.

  • scott ny'er

    Kagan is JUST not a girly girl. Her face has more masculine features (like Bieber has more feminine features and that’s why it’s funny all the tweens are excited over a boy who really looks like a girl) and I think from her pictures a masculine energy radiates from her.

    Her clothes are actually feminine and just like any other woman in office type of clothes. It’s her actual being that makes her look butch.

  • SugNight

    I agree. She looks like a linebacker in a dowdy suit from the 1981 Dress For Success Calendar. The 18″ neck doesn’t help either.

  • ossurworld

    No, she simply looks frumpy.

  • Menlo

    Your lack of respect for a future SCOTUS judge gets more disgusting and revolting by the day. And you have the nerve to criticize Perez Hilton for making gays look bad?

  • Cam

    No, what makes her look gay are all the weird press announcements from old friends screaming from the rooftops that she is straight because once in high school they talked about boys. All that effort into making her out to be straight and yet nobody can find one single man that she has ever had a relationship with. They are so desperate for her to not look like a lesbian that if there was such a guy out there they would have leaked his name to the press in a second. So THAT is what makes her look like a lesbian…well, and those shoes.

  • christopher di spirito

    Between Kagan and Janet Napolitano, I starting to think Michelle Obama won’t let Barack hire any women for cabinet jobs he could possibly be attracted to.

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