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The cat head buttons on Kellyanne Conway’s military coat seem to be sending a message

The cat head buttons on Kellyanne Conway’s military coat seem to be sending a message.

Yes, Kellyanne Conway, we noticed that in addition to the patriotic color combination of red, white and blue, your military-inspired coat (which appears to be this $3,600 Gucci wool A-line coat) is studded with metal buttons — in the shape of cat heads.

It doesn’t take much heavy lifting to draw the connection between the cat motif and the litter of cat references that have been ping-ponging through the political landscape for the last several months.

Of course there was the Trump comment about grabbing women, caught on video and released before the election. Then Melania Trump turned up not once but twice wearing outfits with the distinct neck detail known as a “pussy bow.”

This was catnip to fashion sleuths ( this one included ), who mused that perhaps it was a calculated nose-thumb to critics and reference to the incident.

That, in turn, spawned the knit pink “pussyhats,” which have become the de facto sartorial symbol of Saturday’s upcoming women’s marches nationwide.

It’s almost impossible not to see Conway’s choice as a kind of catty callback and final commentary on the whole situation.

To which we have to say: “Meow, meow.”




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