Janet Yellen is President Obama’s choice to head the Federal Reserve. If confirmed, she will become one of the most powerful government officials in the country.
If you want to know what Yellen thinks about quantitative easing or the non-accelerating rate of inflation, you’re straight out of luck. But if you’re interested in her wardrobe, the Washington DC media have got it covered.
From Media Bistro’s article, “Who Wore it Best? Janet Yellen Edition”:
It would appear that Janet Yellen is way too busy being smart and stuff to do much shopping. A helpful tipster points out that she wore the same thing to today’s confirmation hearing that she wore to her nomination ceremony on October 9th. Yikes! Good thing Fed Chairman is only the most powerful position in the world, and not a walk down the red carpet. Otherwise we’d be worried!
And from Roll Call’s article, “Somebody Spot Janet Yellen Some New Threads”:
Whether Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s latest pick to head the Federal Reserve, proves to be the financial genius our sputtering economy so desperately needs, remains to be seen.
At least we know her mind won’t be preoccupied with haute couture.
Here’s the black-on-black ensemble she sported last month when President Barack Obama officially nominated her…
We’ll spare you the rest.
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) November 14, 2013
So Roll Call (@WARojas) is deconstructing Janet Yellen's outfit. Just like they didn't do for Bernanke, Greenspan, Volcker or any other man.
— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) November 14, 2013
Wait, what? @RollCall also wrote about Janet Yellen's outfit. You have GOT to be kidding me people.
— Annalyn Kurtz (@AnnalynKurtz) November 14, 2013
The basic dark suit Yellen wore? She's (maybe) worn it before! B/c we ALWAYS comment when men wear dark suits. http://t.co/eShssHTtQB
— Ben Casselman (@bencasselman) November 14, 2013
I've worn the same outfit like 3 times this week. Please, no more of these stories. Sigh. http://t.co/LpXASSHfrJ
— Dave Stroup (@DaveStroup) November 14, 2013
guys why is it weird to wear the same outfit on two occasions a MONTH apart? http://t.co/ixYojgHb1H
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) November 14, 2013
Pro Tip for Beltway journalists: If you must say something about Yellen’s clothes, this is how you do it:
— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) November 14, 2013