Kellyanne Conway desperately wants you to notice her and she's using clothes to make sure you do


Before Donald Trump entered the White House, the fashion world had its eyes trained on Melania Trump. With her model past and affection for expensive designer duds, plus her being the next first lady after Michelle Obama, it felt natural to look at her style as a way to gain clues into what she might be thinking or how she might be feeling.

Then, people started talking about how Ivanka Trump might be the one to really look at, since she may be taking over some of the more typical first lady roles and duties, plus her own experience with a fashion line.

But then Inauguration Day happened, and Trump's counselor and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway showed up looking like this:

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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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A look she coined to be "Trump Revolutionary wear." A look she had to pay $3,600 to achieve. A look seemed to say, "Yes, I am both the most interesting and telling dresser in this here new White House. Here I am."

The attention given to the outfit was no accident on Conway's part. She is, according to herself, the "the face of Trump's movement." So yes, of course, she wants to be seen — desperately so. She wants you to look at her while she talks about "alternative facts" or a "Bowling Green massacre" that never happened.

She draws as many eyes to her as possible by wearing notable, stand-out outfits.

In the very first days of the Trump administration, we saw this. On the Sunday after the inauguration, she appeared on political talk shows from the White House lawn wearing a glittery pin meant to look like the presidential seal, but with an enamel ring around it reading "President of the United States Donald Trump."

Counselor to President, Kellyanne Conway, prepares to appear on the Sunday morning show 'Meet The Press.'
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Conway on the Sunday after the inauguration
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The day after that, she wore a bright orange jacket to the first White House press briefing of the Trump administration.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway (C) arrives for the daily press briefing on Jan. 23
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The day after that, she wore a leather jacket.

Kellyanne Conway on Jan. 24
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Since the inauguration, Conway has worn bright pink and red. On Wednesday she showed up looking like a pilgrim from 1695.

Kellyanne Conway (L) on Feb. 1
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And this is not at all a recent shift. Here's Conway back in December, with a huge statement necklace.

Kellyanne Conway back on Dec. 15
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And here she is before that in December, wearing red and a fur coat.

Kellyanne Conway on Dec. 4
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In November, she even wore a poncho.

>Kellyanne Conway (L) on Nov. 29
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Compare her looks and appearances to those of Melania and Ivanka Trump.

While Conway loves a red or hot pink jacket, both Melania and Ivanka opt for subtle colors like white or beige or blue or black. To a formal dinner the night before the inauguration, Conway showed up in a sweeping red dress.

Kellyanne Conway speaks with members of the media as she arrives for a dinner at Union Station ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration, in Washington.
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To that event, Ivanka wore white and black and Melania wore beige sparkles.

Ivanka Trump (L) and Melania Trump (R)
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And while we all know what Conway wore to the actual swearing-in, Melania and Ivanka wore this:

First lady Melania Trump (R), stands with Ivanka Trump at the inaugural parade.
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The Trumps are reserved when it comes to fashion. They never look bad — and probably never will. Instead, they stick to classic silhouettes and colors that don't draw significant attention. Conway, on the other hand, appears to use fashion to draw as much attention to herself as possible.

At this point, you may be asking yourself: Why is she like this? Why her?

A hint to why is something she told the Hollywood Reporter: "If you see me on TV, it's because he wants me there."

And that "he," of course, is Donald Trump.

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance while attending the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance at the Freedom Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump was sworn today as the 45th U.S. President.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, dance their first dance as first couple to the song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump dance while attending the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump dances with husband Jared Kurshner at the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, along with the older Trump children and their spouses, attend the Liberty Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner look back as they leave the Inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with Trump's daughter salute the crowd during the Freedom ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. 

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President Donald Trump dances with wife Melania Trump at the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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US President Donald Trump speaks as first lady Melania Trump looks on during the Freedom Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania, arrive at the "Liberty" Inaugural Ball, in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump gesture towards his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as they dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016.

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US President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, dance along with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, at the president's "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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US President Donald Trump gestures as the first lady Melania Trump, Vice Presidant Mike Pence, his wife Karen and family look on at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump arrive at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC January 20, 2016.

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US President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump dance at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife first lady Melania Trump gesture towards his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as they dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Liberty Ball is the first of three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump will be attending.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, dance their first dance as first couple to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" flanked by his son Eric and his daughter Ivanka and their spouses at his "Liberty" Inaugural Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen and family leave his residence at the Naval Observatory to attend inaugural balls in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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US Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen and family leave his residence at the Naval Observatory to attend inaugural balls in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.

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So maybe he's the mastermind behind having her dress like this. There are rumors swirling about Trump being obsessed with what his staff wears, so it'd make sense. Maybe he wants her to dress brightly to assure that people are paying attention, that she catches the eye.

But then there is still the possibility that she just loves to be flashy. Whatever it is, it's beyond obvious at this point that she wants to be noticed — and she'll wear just about anything to make that happen.

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