Following designer Oscar de la Renta’s endorsement at the June CFDA Awards, Hillary Clinton received another fashion endorsement last night at a celebration of the designer’s work in Little Rock, Ark. This time, the endorsement came from none other than Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour.
Though the event for which the power players gathered had everything to do with fashion, Wintour, as she does, made a point of promoting her powerful agenda; in this case, her support for Clinton’s possible next political moves.
“It’s anyone’s guess what the next chapter will be for this extraordinary woman,” Wintour said, drawing applause. “I can only hope that all of you here in Little Rock will be celebrating her come November 2016.”
Without outright saying it, boy, she sure said it!
Political views and prowess aside, Clinton — should she run — is benefitted by having friends in high places. Wintour and de la Renta alike have the ability to influence many savvy voters, as those interested in fashion, art, and culture may take cues from the lifestyle figures. And, according to Fashionista, Wintour is one of Obama’s top fundraisers, coming in fourth, so her ability to draw in the funds and the supporters would be a great benefit to Clinton’s team.
Clinton has received endorsements from a slew of other power figures, and sparked excited speculation about her run with her clever Twitter bio:
“Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD...”
... with the “TBD” the part towards which Wintour was speaking, we presume, and the “pantsuit aficionado” being the part that reconfirms our love for her.