Karlie Kloss and other celebrities criticised for $700 'Vote' boots

Moya Lothian McLean
Friday 25 September 2020 11:15
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Apparently the biggest trend of the season is being politically active.

Which is why a host of celebrities have been pictured wearing designer boots with the word ‘VOTE’ emblazoned on the side.

The likes of Karlie Kloss, Selma Blair, Amber Valetta and Allison Janney have all posted pictures of themselves wearing the Stuart Weitzman thigh-highs.

They were first spotted on Selma Blair in August and are a limited edition design of the brand’s iconic 5050 boots.

“These boots were made for voting,” Kloss captured a shot of her posing in the boots, posted to Instagram on Wednesday.

Jill Biden, wife of Joe, was also seen wearing the boots after voting in the Delaware primary election on 14 September – so people are taking subsequent pictures of celebrities sporting them too as a tacit endorsement of her husband’s presidential hopes.

However, the boots are not being well received by everyone.

It’s mainly thanks to the $700 price tag attached to them.

Although in Kloss’ case, her relationship with brother-in-law, Jared Kushner aka special advisor to Donald Trump, is causing consternation too.

“Honestly, who are you trying to fool?” commented one follower on the model’s snap.

“You were publicly photographed this weekend with the Ivanka & the Kushner Family – you can’t have your cake and eat it too".

But people still thought it was pretty tone-deaf to turn the issue into an expensive fashion shoot.

The jokes came thick and fast.

People said Kloss’ pictures summed up ‘white feminism’.

Basically, the message wasn’t quite received as intended.

Maybe a $5 t-shirt would go down better?

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