By Cady Lang
August 29, 2017

Like many of her predecessors, First Lady Melania Trump is a fashion icon, but it’s a job that comes with some risk.

As she and President Trump headed to Texas to see the damage of Hurricane Harvey, she was photographed wearing a sensible black ensemble, a green bomber jacket — and black stiletto heels.

The impractical heels spurred the internet to action, with Trump Administration critics seeing an easy mark:

Others found the occasion more of an occasion to make quick jokes:

And still others pointed out that the criticism was silly, including Trump’s spokeswoman:

As it turned out, Melania Trump did have another pair of shoes on the plane.

 

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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