OUR TOWN: Maloney’s ‘Fashion with a purpose’

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has added a new statement piece to her wardrobe, courtesy of the New York City Fire Department.

The Democrat from the 12th Congressional District has been spotted in photographs wearing an oversized, custom FDNY jacket. On the first Monday in May, she wore it over her bright yellow ball gown at the Met Gala. The next month, she wore it to the ribbon cutting of the renovation of an Upper East Side neighborhood center. And in the nation’s capital, the congresswoman wore the jacket in the audience of comedian and New Yorker Jon Stewart’s impassioned testimony before the House Judiciary Committee advocating for the first responders of 9/11.

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