ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ …. #BoricuaPride … ‘The congresswoman’s worn-out kicks will sit alongside some of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s iconic collars, a skirt suit worn by the first female US attorney general Janet Reno, gowns and accessories worn by suffragettes, and more.’
People are obsessedwith what congresswomen-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wears. The 29-year-old Bronx native has raised the ire of the alt-right for posing in a photoshoot in expensive clothes (which,she noted, she didn’t get to keep) and for allegedly exaggerating her financial struggles (as evidenced, they say, by dressing like a professional woman).
But long before people were creepilysnapping picturesof her in the halls of Congress, or telling her where she should shop or how much she shouldhave in her savings, Ocasio-Cortez was busy getting elected. To do so, she was knocking on a lot of doors in the 14th congressional district of New York. Like any sensible person in this situation, she needed a comfortable pair of shoes.
Those shoes are now part of an exhibition at the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection in New York…
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