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Anna Wintour on Hillary Clinton: MANNISH!

Annawintour460 Anna Wintour, unlike Karl Lagerfeld, has no love for Hillary Clinton. She says, in  her latest editorial in Vogue:

"The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying. How has our country come to this? ... This is America, not Saudi Arabia."

Precisely, Anna. Right on. Just because you're chapped off that Clinton backed out on your recent Vogue cover, you go and make some silly, snitty statement that plays right into the right wing's criticism of our first female presidential candidate.  Read more about it on Jezebel.com.

This type of girl-on-girl action is the very reason that we may never have a woman president. You go, Anna!

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So saith the Andy Warhol lookalike......

Women can't dress like men or hold positions of power in Saudi Arabia, btw, but I'm sure Anna doesn't focus on that being that Riyahd hasn't put out a Fall Collection in awhile.

Interesting to see how Wintour reacts should Hillary win - suddenly the Spring Collection will feature anorexic supermodels wearing ugly print pantsuits. "The Chief Executress!!" title banner flying proudly. The "It Bag" will be a briefcase!!! By Louis Vitton no less! Stepping out of a black car! Surrounded by dewey eyed "secret service men"!

Mark my words.

Actually, Hillary probably knows about the "Vogue Curse". Like Sports Illustrated, but more festive hairstyles. Look at Edwards - he got a story, and now he's running a distant third. Vogue-Cursed!!

The reason Hillary wears mannish pantsuits: Cankles!!!

Wintour is a fool. And a skinny dried up fool at that.

Anna Wintour can sit right there in her comfortable position as leader of the free fashion world and cast aspersions at someone she knows nothing about running for a position she knows nothing about. It's a man's world in politics, and in most of the rest of the corporate world. We women are either criticized for being mannish or sex objects. There isn't much room to play with fashion when you have to focus on giving a good speech or winning the respect of your voters. We might choose to take the decidedly less Vogue road so people can focus on our work, not on our decolletage.

How many menswear inspired "looks" for women has Anna Wintour featured in Vogue? What a ridiculous hypocrite.

anna wintour -- high priestess of the fashion world -- primarily responsible for the extraordinary self-loathing western women feel. go eat a sandwich, and stfu.

Generally lesbians do dress and look mannish, or at least the "man" of the relationship does. So, it's not that far off that Comrade Hillary would be dressing and acting mannish after all.

Great. Fashion and politics. What a wonderful combination. Makes about as much sense as nuclear physics and VH1. Maybe I should find out what Flavor Flav thinks of Edward's pimpin' skills. Why does anyone bother printing this kind of trash?

Great. Fashion and politics. What a wonderful combination. Makes about as much sense as nuclear physics and VH1. Maybe I should find out what Flavor Flav thinks of Edward's pimpin' skills. Why does anyone bother printing this kind of trash?

Great. Fashion and politics. What a wonderful combination. Makes about as much sense as nuclear physics and VH1. Maybe I should find out what Flavor Flav thinks of Edward's pimpin' skills. Why does anyone bother printing this kind of trash?

Great. Fashion and politics. What a wonderful combination. Makes about as much sense as nuclear physics and VH1. Maybe I should find out what Flavor Flav thinks of Edward's pimpin' skills. Why does anyone bother printing this kind of trash?

How long has it been since we've seen a man, in conservative business clothes such as are used in a political campaign, wearing an orange, red, pink, or salmon jacket sans collar? Has Ms. Wintour ever tried to work through a "campaign day" in a SKIRT, for heaven's sake! She'd soon learn the wisdom of wearing low heels, too. Well-tailored pant suits have been normal American business attire for at least 30 years.

Bring yourself up to date, Ms. Wintour. You don't dictate what real people wear.

How long has it been since we've seen a man, in conservative business clothes such as are used in a political campaign, wearing an orange, red, pink, or salmon jacket sans collar? Has Ms. Wintour ever tried to work through a "campaign day" in a SKIRT, for heaven's sake! She'd soon learn the wisdom of wearing low heels, too. Well-tailored pant suits have been normal American business attire for at least 30 years.

Bring yourself up to date, Ms. Wintour. You don't dictate what real people wear.

I think it is funny. Poor Anna - dismissed as not helpful to a woman running for President. I love looking at the pictures of houses and interiors in Vogue...but Anna, I have NEVER found the interviews with powerful women any real contribution to the nation. Condi is still a useless twit for all the pretty pictures you published oh her. Hillary made the right choice - and arent you all about choice?

I'm all for a woman in the White House -- but I'd rather a sexy seductress like Cleopatra. She would go around seducing world leaders and then manipulate them into giving up their armies to her. No more war, just some hot times in Washingtoon.

Who cares what she looks like? What's her platform? Go pick on Huckabee's bass playing, or Romney's teeth. That's about as pertinent as dissing a candidate's clothes. Nancy Pelosi takes office and all they can talk about is her designer suits. Did ya notice the slob of a guy she replaced? Pick a platform, not a personallty. This is only media hype because it's a catfight. Rise above it, please.

Hillary Clinton's policies are the big problem.

From someone who makes a living pimping skinny models and clothes more expensive than most can afford, "mannish" should be taken as a compliment.

Is she American?

Is she American?

As someone who is a devoted Vogue reader, Anna Wintour is wrong to criticize Clinton. Although I was dismayed she did not do the cover, Clinton would have been villifed for doing it. She was right to choose not to do it. She is criticized for everything she does and everything she wears. Edwards & Obama did Men's Vogue and Michelle Obama has been profiled in Vogue and so has Edwards & his wife. No one made a comment, but if Hillary would have been on the cover wearing her favorite designer Oscar de la Renta the jackals would have been out with knives, saying she is out of touch, elitist, not tough enough to be commander in chief, all she cares about is couture.

I hope Anna Wintour will forgive her and vote for her. Then when she is elected she can do another cover like she did when she was First Lady.

So, Wilhemina Slater, er, Ms. Wintour, who, for THIS VERY SEASON (fall/winter 07/08) is touting the "menswear influence" in style and fabrication is criticising Ms. Clinton for "mannish" outfits?

That this bulemic witch lords over the fashion magazine that least represents reality anymore. If ever there was anyone whose time was up, it is Anna Wintour. Please, just shut up and go home, and, I'm not even a Hillary supporter, but everyone knows what a shrewish harridan Anna Wintour is, and it is offensive that she would say such a thing. Would she prefer that we have a presidential canidate folowing one of her more fanciful fashion concepts, like that lovely late-90s heroin chic look? Or the starved and worked-out until you have the body of a 12-year old boy look?

And why is this in the L.A. Times anyway? If ever any one article proves that this newspaper is dying on the vine it is this one.

$%@ Anna Wintour. She's got a lot of nerve talking about Hillary. Wintour has been holding the fashion industry hostage for fifteen years and as a result women have no waist lines, no asses, size zero is the new size eight, we all look like recycled decade du jour and SHE decides Hillary is MANLY for god's sake!?

Why is it that one woman decides what the rest of us are going to wear and she gets away with it? Wintour is the worst thing to EVER happen to fashion. Only in an industry full of coked up vacuous dolts could one person have the power she does. .

I wish someone would take an Hermes scarf and pull it around Wintour's neck until her eyeballs pop out of her head. Now that would be the best fashion statement she'd ever made.

Who is the designer for Hillary's suits? Some of us love her pants suits. Please inform.

shc

I can see it from both Hillary and Anna's side.

From Hilary's view: If she's going to be on the cover, she should have some say on what she wears. If she doesn't wear a Versace gown, Anna Wintour shouldn't flip. She should be flexible and willingly work with her. But hey, we're talking about fashion's equivalent to Satan.

From Anna's view: Hillary shouldn't be so stubborn and maybe show a bit of her feminine side. After all, she is a strong woman, and strong women must wear a dress every once in a while, I suppose.

Just my thoughts...

Well well well, the woman who has been pro fur forever has turned out to be just as ugly outside as she has been inside! She's a disgrace to the human race with her views on fur and the old article in vogue about frying french fries in horse lard!

In response to MFin Beverly Hills:
"And why is this in the L.A. Times anyway? If ever any one article proves that this newspaper is dying on the vine it is this one."

A. This is blog featuring the opinions of one of The Times' most respected culture writers. It isn't a formal article.

B. When a cultural icon like Anna Wintour prints inane comments about the woman who could very well be our next president, it merits a bit of discussion. No?

C. Perhaps this newspaper is dying on the vine because of readers who can't differentiate thought provoking events from the paltry pop culture trash of reality TV and tabloid magazines.

Just a thought.

is this bitch serious!!!!! I mean did she forget why women fought for liberation from men's values. It is MEN who value beauty and sexiness, so it is precisely that which would make YOU the one who is in fact mannish you fag bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna is making the right statement here: Hillary needed to be more comfortable expressing the fact that she IS a woman, and not need to feel like it was necessary to deck herself out in cheap looking, unflattering pantsuits. There is really no reason that she couldn't have presented herself in a more feminine, attractive manner. Bad makeup and ugly clothing do not make people seem more serious nor readier to lead a country.



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