While Chirlane McCray serves in husband and mayor of New York Bill de Blasio’s administration as chair of the Mayor’s Fund, first daughter and college student Chiara has taken on the role of “fashion coordinator.” She’s the one who chose the family’s red-themed election-night outfits, amNY reports. Chiara tells the tabloid: “I tried to take an initiative to get some color synchronicity going on.” The college student explains how she achieves her heavy-metal-hippie aesthetic (a brand-new septum piercing, plus floral patterns) and delivers a top-notch cool-dad anecdote about Bill authorizing her to wear hot pants to a campaign appearance.
The only time Chiara felt hesitant about making a fashion choice was when she planned to wear rainbow-colored sequin hot pants and a tube top to last year’s Pride March.
“I was like, ‘Man, I don’t know if I could wear this. I’m walking with my dad’s staff and campaign and stuff,’” she says. “I showed him and I was like, ‘Dad, this is what I’m planning on wearing. I don’t know if you’d be cool with this.’ He’s like, ‘No, it looks great. Go for it.’ … He said it’s perfect for the occasion because it was rainbow sequin shorts and stuff.”