NYPD Rails Against De Blasio’s Wife For Wearing What They Thought Were Jeans To Cop Funeral
They so hurt.
City Hall has a new cop feud on its hands — only this time with the fashion police.
The outfit First Lady Chirlane McCray wore to the funeral of a slain Brooklyn cop — which appeared to some to be jeans — prompted so much criticism that the designer who created it came forward to deny the denim charges, and defend the pick as appropriate for the somber occasion.
Anni Kuan, one of McCray’s favorite designers, said the matching blazer and pants combo might look like jeans in pictures, but was actually a polyester-rayon blend.
“It’s a very respectful suit you would wear to an important gathering,” Kuan said. “It’s not made of jean at all.”
The outfit — which City Hall confirmed is the one McCray wore to the funeral — is part of her Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The single-button, gabardine blazer is on Kuan’s website for $316, marked down from $395. And the trendy “zip front ankle pants” — which resemble scrunched up jeans in the photos of McCray at the funeral — are also on sale, down from $205 to $164.
“It’s polished and elegant,” said Kuan.
The blowback over McCray’s fashion choice at the funeral for NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu — killed with his partner by a cop-hating lunatic last month — was fierce.
Hours after the service on Sunday, the image of McCray’s attire was making the rounds in emails among officers, one Queens cop told the Daily News.
“We found it disrespectful,” said the officer, who did not want her name used.
The images of McCray also went viral on social media, including one with the caption, “Nothing says disrespect like rocking jeans to a cops funeral.”
How the hell did the NYPD even see her “jeans” any-damn-way? They been turnin’ their backs to the mayor for two weeks now! Talkin’ about “disrespect”. SMFH.
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