Her choice of shirt, complete with white pirate-style cuffs, has been the talking point of her trip to the US and has inflamed heated debate in fashion circles – indeed, around the nation.
“Where are her friends? She should never have been allowed out like that.
Personally I don’t think it is about her taste or lack there of. It is about where she was:
She was visiting a school for disadvantaged children in the New York. Outside.
Therese Rein, wife of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, talks to teachers during a visit to the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter School for disadvantaged students in New York City.
Picture: Andrew Meare
Many Herald Sun readers said her white blouse was a fashion shocker reminiscent of a pirate shirt worn by comedian Jerry Seinfeld in an episode of his hit TV series.
In the episode, Jerry agrees to go on national TV wearing a shirt designed by Kramer and his friend.
Just before going to air, Jerry is appalled to learn it’s a “puffy” shirt that he fears will make him the butt of jokes.