But here's more evidence.
Vanity Fair analyzed Cindy McCain's Tuesday night outfit, and estimated its worth, comparing it to Laura Bush's expensive but not outrageously so outfit on the same night:
Laura BushVF says it's "just an estimate," but it's not like it's off by an order of magnitude.
Oscar de la Renta suit: $2,500
Stuart Weitzman heels: $325
Pearl stud earrings: $600–$1,500
Total: Between $3,425 and $4,325
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100
At the same time, remember that dress that Michelle Obama wore on The View that became a fave? $148.