Elena Kagan's "Dowdiness" And Fashion's Seriousness ProblemIrin Carmon5/24/10 12:20pmFiled to: Fashionably dowdElena kagan fashionElena kaganRobin GivhanAppic143EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAnother major staging of political theater, another opportunity for the Washington Post's Robin Givhan to offend with her fashion close readings. This weekend: Elena Kagan. Bonus: Givhan's existential angst about why "serious" people — especially in Washington — hate fashion.There's been a lot of outrage, in our inbox and elsewhere, about Givhan's scrutiny of Kagan. The freshest observation in the piece appears to be the two paragraphs where she notes that Kagan doesn't cross her legs the way other women in Washington do. Look! I found a photo of Kagan crossing her legs. Maybe she isn't a lesbian after all. Again.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.