January 21, 2016

"Yes, she does not look like a fruit basket anymore. And maybe she was really a black suit type all along."

"But whereas the quirkiness of her rainbow-clothing coalition gave humor to her policy-wonkitude, her clothes now say she will do what’s necessary to get the job (i.e., getting elected) done. Fair enough. But they say nothing about her tastes, her sense of humor, her idiosyncrasies. They do not humanize her. They do not suggest multiple dimensions."

From a NYT "Fashion & Style" piece by Vanessa Friedman titled "How Hillary Clinton Ended the Clothing Conversation."

29 comments:

Quaestor said...

If you want to know what Hillary really thinks, don't look at her clothes. She has a high-paid person on staff to choose those for her. Instead look at her behavior. Wednesday night she flew into Beaumont, Texas to collect half a mil from some Muslims. She would rather the voters would not know where she was or who she was meeting, ergo she didn't even greet the welcoming committee of Hillary fans who probably waited hours for her plane. Details via Drudge.

robother said...

Hillary is stuck in and perfectly embodies 70s Feminism: Become the Man (in the Grey Flannel Suit).

Bay Area Guy said...

I wish Hillary would bring that "Ming the Merciless" outfit, you know, the one with the over-sized collar that made her look like Flash Gordon's anti-hero. That looked hot and is a sure vote-getter.

Bob Boyd said...

Hillary is wise to wear classy black suits while she can.
There will be plenty of time for her to wear orange.

Jack Wayne said...

What her clothes are screaming is "Fugly!".

Ann Althouse said...

I've got to say that to my eye, a woman doesn't look dressed up enough in pants. If the men are in business suits with ties, the woman should be in a skirt.

Does this look right?

To me, Hillary doing debates in pant suits is like if O'Malley showed up in an open-neck shirt, a blazer, and trousers that don't match the blazer.

robinintn said...

I guess she wouldn't want to say "gave humor to her corrupt ineptitude". That might be taking a side. She would never do that.

Quaestor said...

Does this look right?

Emphatically NO! Who's that guy beside Merkel? He looks like an insurance salesman.

Titus said...

Her clothes are hideous, but then again she doesn't have much to work with.

traditionalguy said...

She probably is wearing Secret Service type clothes so she can blend in and run before the FBI Special Agents can catch and cuff her.

They don't jail Clintons, do they?

Mac McConnell said...

From the comments of Quaestor's link,

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3095/571/original.jpg

Henry said...

She is a blank screen which absorbs everything projected upon it.

Matt said...

"I've got to say that to my eye, a woman doesn't look dressed up enough in pants. If the men are in business suits with ties, the woman should be in a skirt."

That's "federal-court nice." For men, it's dark suit, white shirt and unobtrusive, primary-colored tie. I've seen pantsuits on women, but dark skirt suits and white shirts seems to be the norm. "State-court nice," especially for family and criminal practitioners, includes colored pantsuits for women and blazer-trouser combos for men.

The men running for president are all federal court nice; Hillary chose state court nice for some reason.

madAsHell said...

Ms. Friedman attempts to re-invent Hillary. Swing batter, batter! Swing!

Gahrie said...

What happened to a little black dress, a atring of pearls and white gloves?

dustbunny said...

Hillary knows she has terrible legs and ankles, hence the pantsuits.

Curious George said...

"Ann Althouse said...

Does this look right?"

OMG, a baby elephant wouldn't fill those pants.

vanderleun said...

Ah yes.... ye olde fashion puff piece. It just goes to so that as long as there is a face to the New York Times Hillary will have a place to sit.

Sebastian said...

"To me, Hillary doing debates in pant suits is like if O'Malley showed up in an open-neck shirt, a blazer, and trousers that don't match the blazer." True, but there's a reason. You know. However, it's not true that her clothes tell us nothing about her humor & idiosyncrasies. They tell us everything about who she is--a tasteless, humorless, scheming grifter.

Bruce Hayden said...

Isn't the problem elephant legs (that were a complication from her pregnancy)?

damikesc said...

Was there a "Clothing conversation"?

As a man, I couldn't give two shits what a granny wears.

David said...

I love the NYT correction posted at the bottom:

"Correction: January 20, 2016
An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to recent Democratic primary polling results in New Hampshire. Bernie Sanders was 27 percentage points ahead of Hillary Clinton in the results of a poll of Democratic voters there released by CNN/WMUR on Tuesday evening; the two candidates were not closely matched. Also, a picture caption with an earlier version of this article reversed the names of Martin O’Malley and Mr. Sanders."

Other than being wrong about the polls (and therefore the voter trends) and not being able to tell one male candidate from the other, they are right on top of it.

David said...

"Does this look right?"

Does to me. Once again Michelle towers over a foreign leader and the leader's spouse. It's the very best part of the Obama presidency.

dwick said...

"Ann Althouse said...

Does this look right?"

No... but Angela Merkel has already won her election(s) and, as an effective politician and proven leader, runs rings around Hillary Clinton. If/when Merkel gets voted out of office, it won't be because of her wardrobe.

Big Mike said...

Regardless of Hillary's terrible taste in clothing, don't you think she looks tired?

paminwi said...

"She probably is wearing Secret Service type clothes so she can blend in and run before the FBI Special Agents can catch and cuff her."

Hillary can run?

sydney said...

Agree- a dress or skirt is better than pants suits for women. Pants never look dressy enough. If the problem is ankle swelling, she should just embrace it. Wear sensible shoes with the dresses and compression stockings.

Mac McConnell said...

Google "Hillary Clinton images", see the images of Bill and Hillary dancing on the beach in bathing suits, you will know why Hillary always wears pants.

mikee said...

Any mention of Hillary's clothing, her hair, her makeup, her shoes, her jewelry, her speech patterns, her hand movements, or anything else are simply distractions from the horror of her past history of corruption, lies, greed, malfeasance and amorality, and the horror of what comes out of her mouth as policy in her future administration.

Enjoy the frivolity of a fashion article about this despicable woman, she will reveal her truly disgusting and destructive self in full when in office.