Fashion and politics often go hand in hand, but "democratic socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been branded a hypocrite by conservative critics after wearing a designer suit for a photo shoot with construction workers.
The 28-year-old Congress candidate is modeling a $ 1,990 Gabriela Hearst double-breasted blazer and $ 890 matching wool pants in the photos accompanying her Interview interview with actress Kerry Washington.
The elegant designer attire, which was probably chosen by a stylist, was combined with Manolo Blahnik pumps of $ 625, which raised the total of the set to $ 3,505.
Slammed: Congress candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces a conservative reaction to using bombs Gabriela Hearst and Manolo Blahnik that totaled $ 3,505
Criticism: A breakdown of the designer attire, which Ocasio-Cortez used during a photo shoot with Interview magazine, was shared on Reddit on Thursday
While promoting the interview, Ocasio-Cortez shared photos of the session on his social networking pages.
The images, which were taken in the Bronx, show the young politician perched with his arm around a construction worker and taking a selfie with another.
In another image, she is sitting on a graffiti-covered staircase with her arms resting on her legs. Her dark hair is down, and she is wearing a bright red lipstick.
Gillian Laub, the photographer behind the shoot, shared a snapshot Wednesday of Ocasio-Cortez wearing the suit while posing with a small girl.
On Thursday, the user of Reddit, dragonslayergold, published a breakdown of the cost of the clothes that Ocasio-Cortez wore in the photos, along with the headline "The expensive tastes for a socialist".
Like the person who published it, many commentators left the word & # 39; democratic & # 39; outside of democratic socialism when describing Ocasio-Cortez.
Self-promotion: Earlier this month, the 28-year-old candidate shared a link to her Interview interview with actress Kerry Washington
Strike a pose: during the magazine session, Ocasio-Cortez was photographed posing next to construction workers in the Bronx. The outfit was chosen by her by a stylist
The Reddit publication toured conservative and far-right media, including the Infowars conspiracy theory website.
Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify banned podcasts and Infowars pages last month. Twitter did the same this week when it permanently banned accounts from the site and its founder, Alex Jones.
Despite the ban, some critics tweeted the Infowars article that hit Ocasio-Cortez for wearing a designer suit during a photo shoot.
– Maybe you should have redistributed more ??? & # 39; a person tweeted. A $ 3,500 trouser suit for a photo shoot? All the animals [sic] They are the same, some are more equal than others … or are they?
"I have not felt so upset since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore that green suit," Bridget O'Brien tweeted, although it is not clear if she is serious or sarcastic.
Of course, some appreciated the elegant appearance.
"I want to know where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received the green suit," someone tweeted, while another shared a link to the Interview magazine article, writing: "Look, read this article for the content, but also the clothing of FIRE @ Ocasio2018 "
The indignation of the Internet: after Reddit's publication toured conservative and far-right media, including the Infowars conspiracy theory website, people started tweeting about their attire.
Claims: critics called Ocasio-Cortez & # 39; hypocrite & # 39; for wearing such an expensive suit while running on a platform that fights against income inequality
For real? It is not clear if this Twitter user was being serious or sarcastic when he claimed to be upset by the political designer suit
Fan Club: Some people were fanatical about the demand, and this Twitter user urged others to see the article just to see it
Fashion star: a person wanted to know where he got the elegant green suit
Ocasio-Cortez is not the first, and she will not be the last policy to have dressed designer clothes when applying for a position.
Hillary Clinton was known for wearing Ralph Lauren outfits during the election campaign, while her first daughter, Ivanka Trump, went from using affordable floral dresses from her now-defunct fashion line to modeling expensive costumes and designer dresses as senior adviser to the White House.
Like anyone in the public eye, the appearance of Ocasio-Cortez is under constant scrutiny, but the response has not always been negative.
Some fans are also fans of his fierce lip colors, so much that he tweeted about his $ 22 lipstick in June.
"I have received many questions about the color of my lipstick in the last two days," he wrote in a Twitter post. I HAVE YOU. It's the liquid Stila "Stay All Day" in Kiss.
The grassroots campaign of Ocasio-Cortez has been in the headlines after it defeated House Speaker Democrat Joe Crowley in New York's fourteenth congressional district in a surprise setback in June.
The young politician is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and was supported by the group.
New Yorker: Ocasio-Cortez described herself as coming from a working-class background, and her platform includes guaranteed universal employment and a minimum wage of $ 15
Out and about: Ocasio-Cortez greeted voters on Thursday with Gov. Cynthia Nixon, who was defeated by two-term governor Andrew Cuomo
Costume of the day: Ocasio-Cortez donned a red peplum sweater with ruffles, black skinny pants and ankle boots
While in the field, he often talks about income inequality, and his platform includes guaranteed universal employment and a minimum wage of $ 15.
In July, the upstart Democratic candidate for Congress applauded critics who questioned his working-class roots as "a Bronx girl" after the revelation that he moved to wealthy Westchester County at age five.
Ocasio-Cortez explained in a statement to DailyMail.com that his family raised money for a small house in Yorktown Heights, New York to go to public school there, but that his father and another family remained in the Bronx.
"An important part of my story, and what I've shared with my neighbors throughout this campaign, is that I grew up between two worlds," he said.
"At an early age, my extended family (aunts, grandparents, etc.) provided a down payment for a small house in Yorktown to go to public school there, and my mother was in charge of cleaning the houses of other people in the school. city so that we could move forward, "he added.
Little known before his shocking defeat of Crowley, Ocasio-Cortez has presented his own biography of bad luck as a key selling point in his insurgent campaign.
With the 14th district of New York, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens, with a strong Democratic inclination, it is believed that she will be a candidate for the House of Representatives in the November general elections.