Kellyanne Conway defends Inauguration Day outfit: 'Sorry to offend the black-stretch-pants women of America'

The Internet had a legitimate field day with Kellyanne Conway's Inauguration Day outfit, which consisted of a casual $3,600 red, white, and blue Gucci military-style coat that drew comparisons to Paddington Bear, garden-variety nutcrackers, the American Girl doll Molly, the doorman at FAO Schwarz, the New England Patriots' logo, and Napoleon. But now Conway is now offering an "alternative fact" for all of those who criticized her so-called patriotic getup—and, true to form, she isn't holding back.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Conway stated she's "sorry to offend the black-stretch-pants women of America with a little color."

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Kellyanne Conway wears a patriotic Gucci coat, calling it "Trump Revolutionary Wear."

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Melania Trump wears Ralph Lauren, confirming recent rumors.

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Michelle Obama dons a speckled, deep red dress with a subtle black belt.

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Soon-to-be First Daughters Ivanka and Tiffany Trump wear cream and white, respectively.

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives in a Ralph Lauren pantsuit.

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Dr. Jill Biden goes bright with her pink dress -- pairing it with subdued grey pumps.

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Former First Lady Laura Bush covers a light blue ensemble with a trench coat.

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Lara Trump wears the gray "New Jacky" wool coat by Joseph.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner at the Inaugural Ball, Ivanka wearing a sparkling Carolina Herrera dress.

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First Lady Melania Trump wowed in white at the Inaugural Ball, wearing a dress she co-designed with Hervé Pierre.

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We're not exactly sure who "black-stretch-pants women of America" are but if Conway is referring to the leggings-as-pants movement, then she's quite possibly referring to all of us.

The presidential advisor previously referred to her Inauguration Day outfit as "Trump revolutionary wear," which was an interesting descriptor, considering the coat from Gucci's 2017 Cruise collection was actually inspired by England and made in Italy.

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1957: Mamie Eisenhower

First Lady Mamie Eisenhower as she poses in her inauguration gown, which was just off the shoulder and beautifully embellished.

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1961: Jacqueline Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy attend the inaugural. Jackie's dress and coat were both pure white, designed in collaboration with Ethel Frankau of Bergdorf's Custom Salon. 

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1961: Jacqueline Kennedy

More detail of the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's dress as she stands chatting with her brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford. 

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1965: Lady Bird Johnson

President Lyndon Johnson dancing with his wife Lady Bird at his inaugural ball. She wore a dress and coat with fur trim by John Moore.

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1969: Pat Nixon

Pat Nixon wearing the Harvey Berin gown that she wore to the Inaugural Ball in Washington on January 20th. The mimosa yellow gown is double-faced silk satin. The petite jacket and small waisted gown with its bell-shaped skirt is embroidered with Byzantine scrolls of gold and silver bouillon and embellished with hand set Swarovski jewels in jonquil and crystal.

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1973: Pat Nixon

First Lady Pat Nixon's 1973 inaugural ballgown, designed by Adele Simpson of New York, is a princess gown in turquoise blue silk organza over turquoise and silver silk lame. She also wore a short white Emba Jasmine mink jacket designed by Leo Ritter of Ritter Brothers, Ben Thylan.

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1977: Rosalynn Smith Carter
President and Mrs. Carter are all smiles as they step out on the dance floor at the Mayflower Hotel during his Inaugural Ball. Rosalynn Carter's inaugural gown held strong significance that year, as she'd chosen to re-wear a dress she had worn before, rather than buy something new. It was seen as a nod to the number of Americans struggling in a down-turned economic climate. 
1981: Nancy Reagan

The Reagan Inaugural Ball is said to be the most extravagant of all -- and there were quite a few different celebrations. First Lady Nancy Reagan wore a one-shouldered embellished James Galanos gown.

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1985: Nancy Reagan

For her husband's second Inaugural Ball, Nancy Reagan again chose a white James Galanos gown, though this time the embellished piece featured long sleeves. 

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1989: Barbara Bush

In 1989, First Lady Barbara Bush wore a gown by Arnold Scaasi. The designer reportedly called the dress's color "Barbara Blue."

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1993: Hillary Clinton

U.S. President Bill Clinton twirls First Lady Hillary Clinton during an onstage dance in 1993. Hillary wore a dazzling purple gown by Sarah Phillips.  

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1997: Hillary Clinton

For the Inaugural Ball of Clinton's second term, the First Lady wore a gorgeous high-necked gown by Oscar de la Renta.

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2001: Laura Bush

George Bush and his wife Laura Bus were scheduled to attend eight presidential Inaugural Balls in 2001. For the first, Laura chose a bright red gown by Dallas designer Michael Faircloth.

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2005: Laura Bush

For President Bush's second Inaugural Ball in 2005, First Lady Laura Bush chose this gorgeous sparkling gown by Oscar de la Renta.

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2009: Michelle Obama

Widely regarded as one of the most successful Inaugural Ball gowns in history due to its strong attachment to Barack Obama's platform of hope, Michelle Obama chose Jason Wu for her husband's first inauguration.

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2013: Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama chose Jason Wu again for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama, and positively shined in the bright red gown.

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