In the October issue of Vogue, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, appears in two designer outfits— form fitting looks from of-the-moment designers Jason Wu and Roland Mouret. They’re a departure from her usual style, which typically involves more plain, non-descript suits and simple dresses. Her hair, also, is coiffed and straightened, an admitted contrast from her usual loose, frizzy curls.
Some have criticized Vogue for “glamming” up Wasserman Schultz, since as Democratic strategist David Axelrod even says in the profile, “a lot of working mothers in America identify with her and she with them.” The piece also calls her “neither elite nor rich.”
“The pic of Debbie Wasserman Schultz in this month’s Vogue is so disheartening. What did they do to her?!” wrote a Twitter user named Em Hall. And Raquel E Saraswati, a self-described Muslim American writer focused on women’s rights wrote, also on Twitter that, “This looks nothing like her.” She added: “We want to recognize those we support no?”
A writer for Washington’s Hill newspaper called her “almost unrecognizable in the photos.”
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