The Hidden Meaning Behind Hope Hicks's Tuxedo In Japan

by Stephanie Maida · November 6, 2017

The most mysterious member of Donald Trump's administration is, ironically enough, his communications director, Hope Hicks. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old former model with a wardrobe to rival that of Anna Wintour's daughter made international headlines this week when she donned a high fashion tuxedo at a Japanese state dinner alongside the Prez and First Lady (who wore a red Valentino gown, natch).

While the outfit could easily be shrugged off as a choice plucked straight from the pages of Vogue, Miss Hicks did, however inadvertently, make quite the statement considering the reputation of her boss. In the White House, female staffers have been infamously instructed to "dress like women," a dress code happily embraced by Ivanka, Melania, and, of course, Kellyanne Conway. So for Hope to go a distinctively masculine route, could she be showing a subtle hint of rebellion?

Sure, it's a stretch, but in 1966, when Yves Saint Laurent introduced women to his iconic Le Smoking ensemble, it was an androgynous staple that was hailed as revolutionary. In a party that seems to be so stuck in the past, perhaps Hicks has made one small step forward. One, no pun intended, could certainly hope.

[Photo via Twitter]

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