Is Hilary Clinton going to be on her second Vogue cover sometime soon? A recent outing with the fashion bible's editor in chief Anna Wintour has people speculating that 16 years later, we just might see the female political powerhouse on the front of the glossy again. I'm all for strong, intelligent women being represented on the covers of major magazines, so the prospect of Clinton posing for Vogue again is pretty exciting.
The rumors started to take shape after Clinton and Wintour were spotted sifting through clothes at Michael Kors' studio in New York City. Clinton's longtime aide Huma Abedin and a man believed to be a bodyguard were by the pair's side, reports the Daily News.
Clinton's first Vogue cover was in December 1998, and it was shot by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. Clinton wore a velvet dress made by the late designer Oscar de la Renta, who was a close friend of both Wintour and Clinton's. Back in 2007, there was talk that Clinton was set to reprise her cover role after announcing her presidential candidacy, but she ended up backing out.
Wintour obviously still has hope, though: At the opening of the de la Renta retrospective at the Clinton Foundation in Arkansas last year, she said, “All of us at Vogue look forward to putting on the cover the first female President of the United States.”
I look forward to it too, Anna. In case you've yet to see it, here's Clinton's 1998 cover: