Chirlane McCray didn’t wear jeans during cop’s funeral: designer

January 7, 2015 - fall Denim

NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use limited to low res record max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpiDebbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News First Lady Chirlane McCray, seen here with Mayor de Blasio, was criticized for allegedly wearing jeans during a wake of a military officer. But a lady who designed a pants says they’re not jeans.

City Hall has a new patrolman argument on a hands — usually this time with a conform police.

The outfit First Lady Chirlane McCray wore to a wake of a slain Brooklyn patrolman — that seemed to some to be jeans — stirred so most critique that a engineer who combined it came brazen to repudiate a denim charges, and urge a collect as suitable for a gloomy occasion.

Anni Kuan, one of McCray’s favorite designers, pronounced a relating blazer and pants combo competence demeanour like jeans in pictures, though was indeed a polyester-rayon blend.

“It’s a really deferential fit we would wear to an critical gathering,” Kuan said. “It’s not done of jean during all.”

Designer Anni Kuan says critics could be forgiven for mistaking a pants for jeans. Bryan Smith/for New York Daily News

Designer Anni Kuan says critics could be forgiven for mistaking a pants for jeans.


A indication displays a fit ragged by First Lady Chirlane McCray during a funeral. Bryan Smith/for New York Daily News

A indication displays a fit ragged by First Lady Chirlane McCray during a funeral.


The outfit — that City Hall reliable is a one McCray wore to a wake — is partial of her Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The single-button, garment blazer is on Kuan’s website for $316, noted down from $395. And a smart “zip front ankle pants” — that resemble scrunched adult jeans in a photos of McCray during a wake — are also on sale, down from $205 to $164.

“It’s discriminating and elegant,” pronounced Kuan.

The blowback over McCray’s conform choice during a wake for NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu — killed with his partner by a cop-hating goofy final month — was fierce.

Hours after a use on Sunday, a picture of McCray’s clothes was creation a rounds in emails among officers, one Queens patrolman told a Daily News.

“We found it disrespectful,” pronounced a officer, who did not wish her name used.

The images of McCray also went viral on amicable media, including one with a caption, “Nothing says disregard like rocking jeans to a cops funeral.”

The jeans disturbance picked adult serve steam after Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday pronounced cops who incited their backs on him during Liu’s wake were “disrespectful,” with many tweeting their displeasure.

“De blasio’s mother @Chirlane was a usually one display disregard by wearing jeans to a wake of Officer Liu,” SemiSweetTweet posted.

Even a nationally syndicated radio uncover Howie Carr picked adult on McCray’s purported conform mistake pas, devoting an whole uncover on Tuesday to a purported jeans. “These people have no shame,” one tourist fumed.

Kuan, who also dressed McCray for Mayor de Blasio’s 2013 choosing night feat party, pronounced she can see because people were confused.

“In a photos, it does demeanour like jeans,” pronounced a Taiwanese-born designer, who works out of a tiny studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. “But a a farthest thing from it, like yin and yang.”

City Hall also released a matter clarifying McCray’s garb was not denim.

“The dim pantsuit a First Lady wore to Detective Liu’s wake was gloomy and appropriate,” pronounced Rebecca Katz, a de Blasio spokesman.

She added, “We should be articulate about Detective Liu and his family, not fabric and fashion.”

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