Hillary Clinton may have lost the vote of the fashionistas who follow Anna Wintour.
As Women’s Wear Daily reports, Clinton was expected to appear in an issue of Vogue during the presidential race, but pulled out last minute over fears of sexualizing her campaign.
A Vogue spokesperson recently confirmed, “We were told by Ms. Clinton’s camp that they were concerned if Clinton appeared in Vogue that she would appear too feminine.”
But has this really jeopardized her chance at the White House? With the most popular woman in the world officially endorsing her competitor, Clinton may have already lost the support of the Oprah club.
Hillary is expected to bare the brunt of representing the every woman. Apparently, her camp thinks its better for her to appear more like Tracy Flick in Election than Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.
And Hillary is already being treated differently by pundits like Chris Matthews, reports Slate.com.
Would the fashion world react in the same way if Obama pulled out of a haute couture shoot? Or would they ever have expected him to appear in the first place?
Courting female voters, or any voters for that matter, is new terrain for the first female front runner in U.S. history.
Unlike male candidates who can rely on results of campaigns gone by for advice for how to run a campaign, for Clinton, there is no precedent for addressing “women’s issues” that have been thrust upon her, such as infidelity, sexuality and navigating the world of high fashion.