Louise Linton Can’t Even Wear Her Most Infamous Outfits Anymore

Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary

Steven Mnuchin, has kept a low profile since defining herself as the Trump administration’s answer to Marie Antoinette in August, re-emerging only to pose, Scrooge McDuck-style, with money bearing the signature of her husband.

But with so many worse Trumpworld associates stealing headlines, Linton is ready for her comeback, with a sympathetic >Elle profile that gave her room to say things like “I have nothing to do with politics” and “I wear SoulCycle stuff every single day of my life.”

Speaking to writer

Carrie Battan, Linton attempts to re-introduce herself as a woman thrust into an unfamiliar role as the wife of a government figure, carefully rehashing and explaining every P.R. snafu she’s gone through. There’s the now-infamous Instagram comment she left to someone calling her “deplorable” (“I was feeling like a regular person. And regular people, when someone says something mean to you on social media—regular people are allowed to respond.”); tagging the designers of her high-end clothing—in that same viral photo—while she deplanes a private jet (“I was tagging things [on Instagram] because I thought I had seen other actresses doing that, and I was like, ‘I should do that, too. I should be more fashionable.’”); and her upscale approach to visiting the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where she was photographed holding up a sheet of dollar bills while wearing long, black leather gloves (“I just didn’t bother taking the gloves off because it was kind of cold in the bureau. And I didn’t expect that I would be pulled into a picture!”).

While discussing her panned 2016 memoir, In Congo’s Shadow: One Girl’s Perilous Journey to the Heart of Africa, about her time spent in Africa during a gap year before college, Linton’s longtime friend,

Shona Hampel, explained how Linton’s background, one of privilege and affluence, has left her with more than a few blind spots when it comes to understanding the world around her.

“Louise was blessed and fortunate enough to be raised in a Scottish castle, and to not understand the reality of some human beings with a different background.”

For what it’s worth, Elle described the castle as “small.”

Currently, the leather look from Linton’s trip to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is hanging in her closet. She’s afraid to pull it out after it prompted a whole news cycle the last time she wore it.

“I really hope someday I can wear that outfit again,” she said. “Because I really liked it.”

At this point, Linton doesn’t have a lot left to lose in the face of the public. She may even score some points for wearing the same thing twice.

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