Monday, September 19, 2016

The Washington Post proclaims: Hillary Clinton, style icon? The unexpected inspiration for women’s spring fashion

The Post says: "The Democratic presidential nominee is, by no means, the typical fashion icon, not in the manner of an actress, a musician or even First Lady Michelle Obama. But it is hard to deny her influence, whether direct or indirect — on so many designers."

You mean this Hillary?

Or this Hillary?

In the above she looks like she's enjoying The Webb Hubbell Afterglow

Or this Hillary - wait, that's not her.

The Post continues it's heavy breathing:

"But in a non-partisan way, Clinton’s proximity to the presidency has invited designers to reconsider the relationship that women have to power and how it manifests in attire and style. Designers have responded in ways that have been inventive, charming and reassuring. They have refused to be caught up in all the old clichés of polished jackets and below-the-knee skirts. And they are thinking more broadly than just another sleeveless sheath. Even Victoria Beckham, who founded her brand on a fitted sleeveless dress, has expanded her collection to reflect a woman more at ease with her position and authority."

Here's Victoria Beckham's idea of what a woman at ease with her position and authority would wear:

Picture that on Maggie Thatcher, or Theresa May, or Golda Meir, or Indira Gandhi.  Nope.

Hillary's true fashion inspiration?


  1. Sometimes she looks like Captain Kangaroo. Sometimes she looks like Mao, and other times she looks like a vacuum bag.

    I'd like to be the one selling her those clown costumes for $40K each.

    1. Somebody's laughing all the way to the bank.

  2. She has a lot of her clothing custom made by Potomac Tent and Awning

  3. She has a lot of her clothing custom made by Potomac Tent and Awning

  4. She's one of those that would be considerably improved by being inside a burka.

    Of course, she'd also be improved by having a house dropped on her, leaving only her shoes. I wouldn't keep the shoes, though; they might be infectious.