Wendy Williams' outfits on her show aren't particularly noteworthy — she typically favors a high-low mix like Target with Moschino, JC Penney with Valentino — but Monday's episode saw the talk show made a different kind of fashion statement.
Williams came out in a sleeveless ribbed turtleneck by Telfar, the New York-based unisex label popular with the queer community founded by Telfar Clemens, which prompted some users to speculate whether it was a PR move to wear a brand by a gay black designer after her anti-gay comments earlier this month.
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Others, however, praised the outfit decision as it gives Telfar's relatively unknown status outside of the fashion world bigger exposure to a mainstream audience. "Icons wearing icons being iconic," one user commented on Instagram. (The top is currently sold out online.)
Wendy wearing Telfar is the best PR move I’ve seen in awhile. On the cusp of her homophobic rant a few weeks ago, w… https://t.co/0LTdjaYjTj— Shelton Griffith (@Shelton Griffith)1582607457.0
@supocupo @IANCOGNEATO i can't believe i just bought this telfar turtleneck because wendy wore it..................— Fran Tirado (@Fran Tirado)1582569770.0
Wendy Williams wears Telfar on today’s show. https://t.co/FEvnGSNlRf— MOGUL (@MOGUL)1582598060.0
Williams' stylist Willie Sinclair III paired the top with a pleated ALC skirt and sneakers by Adidas. (She rarely wears heels anymore after being diagnosed with Lymphedema.) Telfar shared Wendy's look on Instagram, captioning it "PRAISE HER!"
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