WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the latest edition of Us Weekly hitting newsstands Friday, Hillary Clinton accompanies the celebrity magazine on a “greatest hits” tour of her past fashion faux-pas.
In a playfully-mocking four-page spread titled “My Worst Outfit Ever,” Clinton addresses some of her more debatable wardrobe choices during her life.
Clinton dodged blame for the striped pants she wore in the 1960’s, claiming "It's not my fault… It was the '60s." She also promoted her environmental policy while considering the massive, brightly-colored overcoat she wore at a Feed the Children event in New York City in 2000. "I'm a big believer in recycling – even carpets!” she said.
The spread might irk Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who last month railed the New York senator for backing out of a fashion shoot at the last minute.
Wintour accused Clinton of ditching the shoot out of fear of public perception. "We were told by Ms. Clinton's camp that they were concerned if Clinton appeared in Vogue that she would appear too feminine,” Wintour is quoted as saying. She added that “the notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying… This is America, not Saudi Arabia.”
– CNN's Joshua Lederman
It's amazing to me that even the most innocuous piece like this will bring out all the Clinton haters. What do you think will happen in the general election, people REALLY hate this woman. Is that the type of nominee we want? Is that the type of President we want? It seems like that's the type of President we have now. Think about it.
She has an excuse for everything!
If people see these comments as derogatory from Hillary then this is all about them and not Hillary. I think they are very genuine. I've never seen bus drivers look like Hillary. What kind of a neihborhood do you live in?
"Noone would ever talk about the wardrobe of a male candidate."
Um, Hillary talked about it.
This is moronic. Who cares what other people wear? Wear what you want and let other people wear what they want. There is no such thing as "fashion." Have you all been made into merchandise zombies by advertising?
Our best and homliest president, Lincoln, did not dress as fashionably as our worst president – Harding, Grant, or Bush (take your pick).
What an insult to feminists everywhere. We can be as beautiful as we want to be when we want to be. I think Hil should grow out her hair and put on a sundress. On second though. . . maybe a sweater too.
That bill you refer to, if you did some research, was altered before the vote to actually raise taxes on the oil companies and increase spending on renewable energy... is that a bad thing to vote on?
Please spare us from having to listen to every speech made by every candidate from now to election day. Those who have already voted no longer need to hear them; and those of us who don't vote until May, know the message of each of them will change by the time they pay any attention to us. Surely there is other news than campaign rallies.
Is this relevent to the election? Just another negative article about Hillary.
Give us the real news, and what is pertinent to the election, give us legitimate info to help us make an informed decision.
Who cares!! What does her fashion have to do with the issues, nothing.
NAFTA is Bill's Baby and Hillary voted for No Child Left Behind.
I don't like Hillary. This isn't about a woman being president. I think that this country is ready for a woman for President. I would support Pelosi, Rice, even Mrs. Gore. Just any woman but Hillary.
Hey Hillary, how about we stick to the issues?
to Scott, Royal Oak .... change your name or least come up with something original. You've been stating your obsessive dislike for her for weeks. We get it... you don't like her. Get over it. You are boring the rest of us.
Haven't I told you to stop saying mean things to Hillary? You know she'll start crying again! Go to your rooms!
We had Billary, Just say NO to Hillbilly!!
Since when does a woman today have to dress in a specific way in order to keep on being a women. Hillary is wright. By the way CNN this is not NEWS!!! Keep it focused.
So what's not to like.? No, she isn't Nancy Pelosi, who is admittedly 7 years older, but not everyone wears Ferragamo and St. John suits. This is really a "fluff" piece (i.e. amusing, but not much else)
For 8 years we heard of the Clinton Co-presidency. We heard stated ever-so blithely and repeatedly that if we elected Bill we'd get two Clintons for the price of one. Well, we did and, according to the Clintons, we did get two presidents for the price of one – a co-presidency.
According to the U.S. Constitution, no one can serve more than two terms (8 years) as President of the United States. No one, not even a former co-president.
Arguably, we've already put up with 8 years of a Clinton-Clinton presidency, and Miss Hillary is running on – of all things – her experience IN THE WHITE HOUSE, as a co-president.
I submit that by the very words, co-presidents/two for the price of one, Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton is ineligible to run for president and, if we are stupid enough to elect her, I submit that her "presidency" would be unconstitutional and could legally be challenged.
Let's end the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Cabal! It is time to get out of the truth let's give a different family a chance. Please...
Mark S: "I think its funny that Obama went to New Orleans and said how hes gonna try and help. WHERE WAS HE A FEW YEARS AGO?? I know Bill helped a lot..."
To answer your question... Obama was there WITH Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush. Maybe if you researched this at all, you might already know that. Maybe you just tell yourself what YOU want to hear. Here's a direct quote if you are interested in the truth:
"But after Hurricane Katrina, Obama toured the devastated areas with Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush and then appeared on CBS's Face the Nation and ABC's This Week to blast the federal government's sluggish response and highlight the racial and economic gaps it exposed."
I think it is time to allow this candidate to speak to the issues rather than berate her every move.
Why does the press insist on criticizing her every move. I don't see a blog here about Obama, his necktie, his choice of food, his lack of wearing his flag lapel pin.
When is it going to stop. This country has enough issues to worry about than her choice of clothes.
The more she sprinkles in self-deprecating moments like this, the better.
Why are we even talking about this? How is this going to help me decide who to vote for? Where are the issues in this article? Are all the cadidates wardrobes going to be put under the microscope? I agree with another poster, if Hillary was a man we would never see an article like this!
Roger's comment above apparently is an attempt to shame people into voting for Clinton, because otherwise, we are afraid of female leadership and no different than Saudi Arabia. Yeah, thats it. I see, we just should have elected any woman that campaigned for the White House this year. Look, if you think she is the best candidate, then vote for her. I plan on voting for who I think is the best candidate regardless of race, gender, age, or religion.
Dani – Right on! No one would even care about the attire of a male candidate. This is disgusting...Hillary should not have pandered to the press and even done such a ridiculous photo shoot. And Sam, news flash: it's 2008, not 1958. This saddens me greatly.