June 3rd, 2013
11:39 PM ET
9 years ago

Hillary Clinton's pitch for Bravo

Updated 5:45 p.m. ET on 6/4

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton - former first lady, senator, and secretary of state - may have a future as a television executive.

Speaking to an audience of fashion industry bigwigs Monday in New York, Clinton offered a pitch for Bravo, the television network that's the original home to "Project Runway" (the show now airs on Lifetime).

The show would "fill that gap that is so apparent to some of us," Clinton said. "All you really need is a small but passionate audience to be successful. We could call it 'Project Pantsuit.' We have all kinds of ideas."

The potential 2016 White House hopeful was honoring designer Oscar de la Renta at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America award ceremony at New York's Lincoln Center. De la Renta's suits and gowns have long been favorites of Clinton's, from her days as first lady to her world tours as America's top diplomat.

She wore one of his designs Monday - a long embellished navy jacket and trousers.

Calling New York's fashion community "a great American industry," Clinton said she took great pleasure in representing New York-based designers and retailers during her tenure in the U.S. Senate.

Since leaving the State Department in February, Clinton has reemerged at various events for organizations she's long supported. She's also begun paid speaking engagements.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    First woman president, Hillary16. Period.

    June 4, 2013 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    The ratings will be sky high if Bravo actually went along with the idea.

    June 4, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    That's really amusing. Hillary has no figure for fashion. This entire article is ridiculous.

    June 4, 2013 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  4. Name

    Well done Mrs Clinton can't wait to vote for you for president.

    June 4, 2013 08:54 am at 8:54 am |