It’s no secret that parts of the Israeli media aren’t fans of Sara Netanyahu, wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But her choice of attire for the 19th Knesset’s swearing-in ceremony Tuesday played into her critics’ hands.
The prime minister’s wife wore a black lace, partially semi-see-through dress for the political occasion. Ynet’s gossip column called her choice “a mistake” and said she was in need of some style advice.
Erev Tov with Guy Pines, a nightly TV entertainment news program, dedicated nearly three minutes at the end of Tuesday’s show to a “fashion police” assessment of the outfit.
Fashion commentator Dorin Attias, on the show, said that Mrs. Netanyahu looked like an advertisement for the Michelin tire company, and suggested that her stylist and Stevie Wonder were siblings. The dress was “so cheap” and “so inappropriate” that she didn’t know where to begin her critique, Attias said, as the station played clips of Sara embracing President Shimon Peres and sitting alongside president of the Supreme Court Judge Asher Grunis before the swearing-in ceremony.
Clearly, Sara has “no self-awareness,” Attias deduced, and “there’s no one in the Prime Minister’s Office” with the guts to tell her what she should and shouldn’t wear.