Louise Linton Gets Mocked for 'Disney Villain' Style After Previous Tone-Deaf Outfit Controversy
She's being compared to Cruella de Vil
It was a dark day at the U.S. Mint on Wednesday, as far as Louise Linton‘s outfit was concerned.
The Scottish actress appeared alongside her husband, U.S. treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, whom she married back in June, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in order to see his name printed on dollar bills for the first time. It was Minton’s first major public appearance since she was ruthlessly mocked on Twitter for a tone-deaf Instagram she posted of herself in August. It portrayed her disembarking a government plane in a fancy outfit with designer brands tagged, and when commenters criticized her, she responded by calling one critical “adorably out of touch.” She sat for an interview with Washington Life saying she “deserved the criticism” (though she got even more criticism for posing in ballgowns for the interview), but if the reaction to her latest outfit is any indication, she might not have taken the internet’s outrage to heart.
For the occasion, Linton wore a black blouse tucked into a long black high-waisted leather skirt, which appears to be this $2,250 Michael Kors number. The star accented the skirt with a thick matching belt, and paired the ensemble with black pumps and elbow-high black leather gloves, which she used to coyly grip a sheet of bills. Of course, Twitter went nuts.
“After this photo was taken, Linton went back to torturing 101 dalmatians,” Tommy Vietor, former NSC spokesman for the Obama administration, wrote in a tweet.
Hilary Clinton advisor Adam Parkhomenko had a different take on the look, with a meme comparing it to Star Wars character Darth Maul, while others saw Star Wars villains Darth Maul and Kylo Ren.
But it wasn’t just the look that made the Internet go nuts. Other Twitter users found issue in the potential cost of Linton’s outfit. “Can fashion Twitter weigh in on the cost of Linton’s outfit? I’m going to guess upward of $10,000,” wrote Clara Jeffrey, who later noted that her jewelry likely costs more than that estimate.
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