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Melania Trump's Blouse Gets Attention at Debate

The wife of Donald Trump wore a $1,100 Gucci "Pussy-bow silk crepe de chine shirt" at the debate

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    Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump, arrives before the second presidential debate between Republi can presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

    Melania Trump denounced her husband's crude comments about women in a statement, but it was a blouse she wore to the presidential debate Sunday night that left some wondering if she had more to say about Donald Trump's behavior.

    Melania Trump donned a demure fuchsia top with a bow tied at the neck-- known as a pussy bow or pussycat bow. Gucci called its $1,100 item a "Pussy-bow silk crepe de chine shirt." 

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    In 11-year-old audio released on Friday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump bragged about trying to have sex with a married woman and grabbing women by their genitals. 

    "And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the p****. You can do anything," Trump said in the recording published Friday by The Washington Post and NBC News.

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    In a statement published on the GOP presidential nominee's website, Melania Trump said her husband's words were "unacceptable and offensive to me" but that she accepted his apology.

    Donald Trump has defended his comments as "locker room banter."

    Some wondered on social media whether Melania Trump was making a statement with the shirt. 

    "Melania Trump is wearing a fuchsia pussy bow blouse, which is either a fashion statement or an epic subtweet of her husband," one user wrote. 

    "I really want to believe the Pussy Bow was an artful act of silent rebellion," another person said.

    Melania Trump's fashion choice was not intentional, a Trump campaign spokeswoman told a reporter for CBS News.

    NBC has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.