"Does this dress make me look guilty?"

Anna Sorokin, the fake heiress accused of being a society scammer, was found guilty. There is an Instagram account devoted to her style in court. Our chief fashion critic @VVFriedman explains why courtroom fashion actually matters. — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 2, 2019

The linked article isn't just about Sorokin but about various celebrities making questionable courtroom fashion choices. Excerpt:
And in 2011, during her trial for felony grand theft in Los Angeles, Lindsay Lohan garnered more attention for what she wore on her way to court — very short, clingy dresses, often in white or beige — than for the reasons she was in court, which may not have helped with her legal troubles, but made a different kind of case for her own fame in the public eye. “She walks into court like a movie star,” the lawyer Gloria Allred told The Times during the trial. “Apparently she hopes to be one.”
Ms. Allred also said then that her own general approach was to advise clients to dress for court as though they were dressing for church.
Some people get attention, some grab attention, and some — these are the ones you need to look out for — garner attention. It's not enough for them to have the attention right there in the moment. They need to amass it — to pile it up as if in a storehouse or granary.
ADDED: My all-time favorite celebrity courtroom look was Anna Nicole:
 Does this dress make me look guilty?
She won — in the Supreme Court, on a jurisdiction issue — and then she died and then she lost.
AND: To my eye, the look Anna Sorokin conjures up is the persecuted innocent:
 Does this dress make me look guilty?

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