Only Treason in the Building

Selena Gomez dressed as the top secret government documents seized in Mar-a-Lago? (edit by Hyperallergic)

As fans of the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building can attest, no one is more beguiling in unwinding a mystery than Selena Gomez. This makes her the perfect foil for the latest all-the-way-to-the-top conspiracy, as savvy Twitter user and political reporter Marisa Kabas noticed that the singer-turned-actress is a fashion double for the stolen documents seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on August 8.

“When it comes to Trump, everything is a visual experience and the release of a photo of the classified documents he stole from the White House is no different,” Kabas told Hyperallergic in conversation via Twitter. “The casino-chic carpet immediately caught my eye, and like a deranged Project Runway challenge, I set out to find a dress that looked similar and stumbled upon Selena’s brocade look. And from there, more inspiration followed.”

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Gomez’s lewks include “Mar-a-Lago Carpet,” which mimics a motif that political watchdog Instagrammer @agirlhasnopresident characterizes as worse than the Nashville airport. (On Trump, of course; it looks divine on Gomez, which goes to show that context matters.)

There’s also “Top Secret” — a look so hot, you understand why everyone is tempted to keep looking at it, even when changes in their professional status have made it illegal to do so.

There’s also “Document Stack” which is based on Gomez, and the basis for treason on Trump.

What’s Gomez’s secret? It’s taking fashion inspiration from literal secret documents. The secret’s out!

The key to being fashion-forward is to always push the envelope, a tip which Trump apparently misinterpreted as taking home envelopes full of classified information, where they could have potentially been accessed by Russian, Chinese, and Iranian spies!

I think we can all appreciate that Trump and Selena Gomez have one thing, and one thing only, in common: a desire to take risks. Of course, only one of them is taking risks with national security, but good luck telling which from these pictures.


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