Cindy McCain wears $300,000 outfit


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Apparently, it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling. Vanity Fair is reporting that the potential First Lady Cindy McCain — known for her rhinestone lapel pins — wore three-carat diamond earrings estimated at $280,000 and a $4,500 Chanel watch on Tuesday night. Tally that with her $3,000 Oscar de la Renta dress.
Here are VF’s estimates:

Laura BushOscar de la Renta suit: $2,500Stuart Weitzman heels: $325Pearl stud earrings: $600–$1,500Total: Between $3,425 and $4,325 Cindy McCainOscar de la Renta dress: $3,000Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000Shoes, designer unknown: $600Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100

‘There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.’ - Marie Antoinette

Clearly, McCain thinks the red carpet leads to the White House. But with foreclosures galore and that pesky recession ever nipping at our Louboutin heels, isn’t it time to cut back on the glitz? And does she really need four strands of pearls?--Monica Corcoran