WardrobeGate’s Coattails

From Robin Givhan’s Washington Post piece about Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Day wardrobe (and her fashion choices more generally):

The bill for the entire inaugural trousseau was paid by the Obamas, [Katie] McCormick Lelyveld [Mrs. Obama’s spokeswoman] said.

Would this sentence exist but for WardrobeGate?

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.