Anna Wintour Is Reportedly Lending Her Fashion Expertise to Hillary Clinton
By Desiree Murphy
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Hillary Clinton's attire is officially Vogue-approved!
The presidential hopeful has brought the fashion magazine's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, on board as a style consultant to help advise her on wardrobe selections throughout her campaign, according to the Business of Fashion.
As Election 2016 quickly approaches, the 68-year-old Democratic Party nominee has realized that everything is vital, including her attire.
"There is [campaign] money allocated to fashion and clothes, because that is a huge part of marketing and branding," Corey Roche, a personal stylist to politicians in the Washington D.C. area, explained.
Those chic suits and jackets you've seen Clinton sporting lately? Well, you can thank Wintour. The 66-year-old style guru (and Democratic Party supporter) has reportedly been reaching out to her designer friends, asking them to provide outfits for Clinton, which are paid for out of pocket or by her campaign team.
"You cannot spend a lot of money," Roche advises, adding that the public "will absolutely eat you alive" for donning expensive brands. "I have never seen, except for Donald Trump, a [male] politician wear a Hugo Boss or an Armani suit."
Wintour has made it clear she's in support of Clinton -- she's hosted a series of fundraisers over the past few months, and even rocked a Marc Jacobs campaign T-shirt emblazoned with the politician's face while sitting front row at New York Fashion Week in February. (The tee is still available via Clinton's website, and retails for $45.)
During the Democratic National Convention -- where Clinton made history as the first woman to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party -- Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, took the stage to share a sweet story about how he met his wife while the two were attending Yale Law School together.
"In the spring of 1971, I met a girl. The first time I saw her, we were appropriately enough in a class about civil rights," he gushed. "She had thick blonde hair, big glasses, wore no makeup. She exuded this sense of strength and self-possession that I found magnetic."