Kellyanne Conway Has Another Thing in Common With Die Antwoord

(L-R) Donald Trump's White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Senior Counselor Steve Bannon and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump took the first ceremonial steps before being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- ushering in a new political era that has been cheered and feared in equal measure. / AFP / POOL / Win McNamee (Photo credit should read WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

On the day Donald Trump became President of the United States of America, Twitter looked around in desperation for a meme-able source of comic relief. It found Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway’s $3,600 Gucci coat dress, which might be rather fetching if it weren’t paired with such a repugnant moral compass, or that hat. The internet variously described her outfit as a nutcracker figurine, or a historical re-enactor, or a doll-sized historical re-enactor, or Paddington Bear.

“Oh, it’s just Gucci,” Conway told NBC. “It’s Trump revolutionary wear.”

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But Conway isn’t the only person to celebrate the transformation of shameful parody into inexplicable success with a gaudy Gucci marching band uniform. Yolandi Visser, one half of South African shock-value rap duo Die Antwoord, Instagrammed herself wearing the very same coat just six weeks ago.

The coat deserved better.

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