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It’s Fashion Week in New York, and Hillary’s personal style is having an effect on the runways.

Hillary Clinton May Have Lost the Election, But She’s Winning the Runways

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At New York Fashion Week, pantsuits for all!

She may not have won the election, but remarkably, Hillary Clinton, pilloried for her appearance her entire public life, has become a fashion trendsetter.The 2016 presidential candidate could very well be the inspiration for New York Fashion Week’s most pervasive fall 2017 trend, the pantsuit, seen on nearly every runway so far, including Calvin Klein, Victoria Beckham and Gabriela Hearst. While the style has been a red carpet favorite of Emma Watson, Blake Lively and Evan Rachel Wood (the Westworld actress has made the look her new unofficial uniform), brands as disparate as Aussie babe fave Zimmermann, French club wear go-to Zadig & Voltaire and dresser-of-Indian-royalty Naeem Khan have also offered up pantsuit options for every occasion.Zimmermann 

Zimmermann fall 2017.
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Zimmermann fall 2017.

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Meanwhile in L.A., Hillary supporter Dame Helen Mirren wore this to a premiere last night.


Among the events of the week was today’s First-Day-Of-Issue Oscar de la Renta Forever Stamp Dedication Ceremony at Grand Central Terminal where Hillary spoke.



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President Clinton attended the memorial for longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino at Faneuil Hall today.  We see him with Menino’s daughter Susan and his widow, Angela as they depart for the funeral Mass at Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park, where Menino was baptized and served as an altar boy.


Secretary Clinton, meanwhile,  attended the private funeral for longtime family friend, designer Oscar de la Renta,  which was held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan.


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Statement from Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, on the Passing of Oscar de la Renta


We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Oscar de la Renta. His singular talent and exquisite taste elevated American fashion, and his warmth and friendship will be missed by our family and all whose lives he touched in his extraordinary journey.

Oscar’s remarkable eye was matched only by his generous heart. His legacy of philanthropy extended from children in his home country who now have access to education and healthcare, to some of New York’s finest artists whose creativity has been sustained through his support.

We will always be grateful to Oscar for the love he showed us, and for sharing his talent on some of the most important occasions of our lives. And we will never forget the joy, adventure, and beauty we shared with Oscar, his beloved wife, Annette, and their family during our many happy times together, especially those spent in his beloved Dominican Republic.

We join his family and many friends and admirers all over the world in mourning his loss, while also celebrating his beautiful and joyous life.


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Longtime friend of the Clintons and celebrated designer Oscar de la Renta passed away on Monday.  Condolences to his family and friends.

The Clintons Celebrate Oscar de la Renta in New York

The Clintons Celebrate Oscar de la Renta at the Clinton Presidential Center

Hillary Clinton at the CFDA Awards with Oscar de la Renta


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

By Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose beautiful clothes defined American elegance for generations and were beloved by first ladies and Hollywood stars, has died aged 82.

His company website bore only his trademark signature in white against a navy blue background.

US media reported his death at his home in Kent, Connecticut, quoting family members on Monday. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

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The Clintons joined former mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sandy Weill, Diane von Furstenberg, and honoree and friend, Oscar de la Renta, who received the  2014 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence at the Plaza Hotel last night.



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On home ground in New York at the beginning of June, Hillary celebrated her long time friend Oscar de la Renta at Lincoln Center and then paid tribute to another when she spoke at Senator Frank Lautenberg’s funeral at the Park Avenue Synagogue.  On the 10th the real and verified Hillary Clinton Twitter account appeared and rapidly drew in followers.

At CGI America in Chicago, she announced her early childhood initiative, Too Small to Fail.   While in Michigan for a speaking engagement she made a surprise visit to the Gerald Ford Presidential Center.


New York NY

Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center

CFDA Awards – Founders Award to Oscar de la Renta


Hollywood, FL

The Westin Diplomat

Pershing’s INSITE 2013

(This appearance was cancelled due to the Lautenberg funeral.)


Chicago IL

Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

Honored by CURE Citizens for Research in Epilepsy




CGI -America


Chicago IL

McCormick Place

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference & Exposition


Grand Rapids MI

Steelcase Ballroom

Economic Club of Grand Rapids


Toronto, Ontario

Metro Convention Centre

Unique Lives & Experiences lecture


Los Angeles CA

American Jewish University

Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Public Lecture Series


As June drew to an end announcements of more awards and honors for Hillary were forthcoming,  and we could not have been more pleased!

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Talking policy last Friday at Georgetown, she was all business in tweed with playfully polka-dotted,  pink-accented trim.  Last night at two events at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, Hillary Clinton,  beautifully attired in evening wear,  graced two formal events.

At a dinner hosted by the World Jewish Congress, she presented Elie and Marion Wiesel with the organization’s Theodor Herzl Award.   Here she is with the Wiesels and Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress.

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She also attended the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute 2013 Gold Medal Gala   where she and Antonio Banderas were honored by her majesty.  We see her with the queen, Oscar de la Renta, and fellow honoree, Banderas.   Both ladies looked absolutely stunning in shades of navy and midnight blue brocades.

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