The Art Of Power Dress­ing By HIL­LARY Clin­ton...

Be­hold! Hil­lary and her end­less masterclass on how to pull off a power suit

Look (UK) - - FIRST LOOK - words: han­nah banks walker @hlbw

I’ll pref­ace this by say­ing that it re­ally in­fu­ri­ates me when fe­male politi­cians are re­duced to what they wear, par­tic­u­larly when said politi­cian just so hap­pens to be hil­lary Clin­ton, for­mer first lady, pre­vi­ous sec­re­tary of state and (please god) the next Us pres­i­dent. how­ever, fash­ion, for all its fri­vol­i­ties, is one of the most ef­fec­tive tools with which one can com­mu­ni­cate.

and, since her turn as first lady, hil­lary has proved that she knows an out­fit can speak a thou­sand words. she was, for ex­am­ple, the first woman in the White house to wear trousers for an of­fi­cial por­trait. Don’t think those rain­bow shades are an ac­ci­dent, ei­ther. In the first pres­i­den­tial de­bate in septem­ber, hil­lary wore a bright red Ralph Lau­ren suit. Red is a colour usu­ally at­trib­uted to the Repub­li­can party, sug­gest­ing hil­lary was be­ing de­lib­er­ately sub­ver­sive. But it’s also a colour that sym­bol­ises pas­sion, love and courage. It’s cer­tainly a colour that can’t be ig­nored.

as a woman in what’s still a man’s world, hil­lary’s choice of trouser suits (a tra­di­tion­ally male form of dress) are the true def­i­ni­tion of power dress­ing. on 8Novem­ber, when amer­ica’s votes are cast, at least one thing will be cer­tain: hil­lary wears the trousers. they are her sar­to­rial trump card.

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